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Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability

Department of Physics

The 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11) will be held from November 30th to December 11th in Paris. COP21 will be a crucial conference, as it needs to achieve a new international agreement on the climate, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.

This Cambridge Centre for Climate Changes (CCfCS) event aims to provide insight into the scientific and political landscape leading up to COP21 and beyond.

Open to all, but space is limited so please register in advance here


14:00 Introduction

14:05 Dr Emily Shuckburgh, British Antarctic Survey

"Climate science: a personal view of what we know and what we don't know"

14:50 Professor Sir Richard Friend, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge

"Energy – Lessons from nature"

15:35 Tea/coffee break

16:00 Professor John Pyle, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

"Why the Montreal Protocol worked"

16:45 Sir David King, UK Special Representative for Climate Change

"Climate science and global politics, through Paris 2015 and beyond"

17:30 Discussion/reception

Monday, 16 November, 2015 - 14:00 to 18:00
Event location: 
MR2, Centre for Mathematical Sciences

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