Climate change - G20 presidency conference
Left to right: Paul Watkinson, Lord Stern, Lionel Barber, David Nussbaum, and Tom Delay.
London, 11 October 2011
What is the current state of play with climate change? What can be achieved at the UN conference on the subject in Durban next month? What can the G20 realistically deliver?
These were just some of the hot topics discussed by an expert panel that included world-class academics, political negotiators, members of NGOs and business representatives. A 100-strong audience filled the salon at the French Ambassador’s Residence, where the conference was hosted.
The speakers included Lord Stern, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate change and the Environment and author of ”The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change”, and the debate was moderated by Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times.
This was the fifth conference in a London-wide series organized as part of the French G20 presidency which has focused on issues such as global governance, the Internet, the International Monetary System and financial regulation.