The Energy Technologies Research Institute are pleased to welcome environmentalist and founder-director of Forum for the Future, Jonathon Porritt, CBE to give a public lecture.
The lecture will be preceded by an introduction by Professor Karen Cox, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, and a panel debate chaired by Professor Paul Ekins, OBE, Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy Director, UCL Insitute for Sustainable Resources, University College, London around the question: is UK energy policy fit for purpose?
The UK energy system is facing unprecedented challenges to ensure the safe, secure and affordable supply of energy for current and future generations while at the same time helping to mitigate the impacts of climate change. Undoubtedly, its greatest challenge is transitioning to a low carbon economy in a manner that is timely, effective, equitable and ultimately fit for purpose. UK energy research is at the forefront in helping to deliver this vision. While the energy research community has strong links to policymakers, the increasing range and complexity of energy policy and regulatory issues opens the way for research to play an even more crucial role in developing a broad evidence base to inform socially robust policy decisions that will help guide the UK’s transition to a low carbon future.
4.30pm – panel debate
5.30pm – refreshments
6pm – public lecture from Jonathon Porritt, CBE, environmentalist and founder-director of Forum for the Future
7.15pm – close
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