Climate Change Policy in the UK and Europe Post-Brexit
The New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law is proud to present a public lecture by the Chairman of the UK’s Independent Committee on Climate Change, The Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben.
The Committee was established under the Climate Change Act of 2008 to advise the UK government on setting and meeting carbon budget targets and on preparing for climate change.
Lord Deben was the longest serving Secretary of State for the Environment the UK has ever had (1993-97). His sixteen years of top-level ministerial experience also include Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries & Food, Minister for London, Employment Minister and Paymaster General in HM Treasury.
He has consistently championed an identity between environmental concerns and business sense. To that end, he set up and now runs Sancroft, a Corporate Responsibility consultancy working with bluechip companies around the world on environmental, social and ethical issues. Lord Deben is Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, Valpak Limited, and the Association of Professional Financial Advisers.