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UKELA Response to IPCC’s 5th Report

Mar 31, 2014

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Linda Farrow

UKELA members with specialist knowledge of climate change and energy policy have been tracking the development of the 5th Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report with keen interest.

Following the report’s publication today, Becky Clissmann and Stephen Hockman QC, Co-convenors of UKELA’s Climate Change and Energy Working Party, offered their own perspectives on its findings.

“The IPCC report adds yet more weight to the view that climate change can and will have significantly detrimental consequences for the environment upon which our future depends.” commented Stephen Hockman.

Becky agreed with this view, adding “And to those who say that the causes of climate change remain unproven, the report also highlights the urgency, irrespective of causes, for the nations of the world to act to adapt to, as well as act to mitigate, those consequences.”

UKELA’s annual conference in Edinburgh on 20 to 22 June this year will focus on the interaction between energy and the environment. The Climate Change Working Party will follow this up with a major seminar on energy policy in the Autumn.

For more information on UKELA’s work and the specialist knowledge, influence and comment provided by our environmental working parties, please visit www.ukela.org or contact UKELA Executive Director, Linda Farrow. (linda@ukela.org).


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