Annual Garner Lecture 2023: Chris Stark

Join us for one of the highlights of the UKELA year. Our distinguished speaker is Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the Climate Change Committee (hybrid/London, live streaming from Bristol and Manchester). Timings: registration from 5.30pm, Lecture at 6pm to 7pm, followed by drinks and networking.




The Climate Change Committee (CCC), climate change and the law


Join us on Wednesday 22 November 2023 for this year's annual Garner lecture. We are delighted to have Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), who will be speaking on the CCC, climate change and the law.




Chris Stark is Chief Executive of the Climate Change Committee, the UK’s statutory climate advisers. Chris led the Committee’s work to recommend a ‘Net Zero’ target for the UK, the world’s first legislated Net Zero target. He has since directed the development of detailed pathways for the UK to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. In 2021, he presented the UK’s third climate change risk assessment, with detailed analysis and advice on the extensive risks facing the UK from climate change. 

Chris has held a number of senior roles in central government, including in HM Treasury and as Director for Energy and Climate Change in the Scottish Government. He is a regular commentator in national and international media and featured in David Attenborough’s documentary, ‘Climate change – the facts’. Chris regularly speaks publicly on the urgent need to confront climate change and the economic benefits of rapid cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

The Climate Change Committee (CCC) is an independent, statutory body established under the Climate Change Act 2008. Its purpose is to advise the UK and devolved governments on emissions targets and to report to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for and adapting to the impacts of climate change. For further information, visit their website

The lecture will be held in London at  Ashurst, with a live streaming event in Bristol at Burges Salmon, and Manchester at Irwin Mitchell. Join us in person or, if you are unable to be there, watch online. The lecture will also be recorded. A drinks and canapes reception will take place after the lecture.

Timings: registration from 5.30pm, Lecture at 6pm to 7pm, followed by drinks and networking.

Members - £20
Non-members - £30
Students - £5

*Registration closes on midnight, Monday 20 November. 
*We are unable to provide refunds within 5 working days of the event.

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22/11/2023 17:30 - 19:30
GMT Standard Time
Registration is closed.