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Government, Civil Society or Business: Where is Leadership in Tackling Climate Change in the UK?

Thursday, December 8, 2011 | 12:00 PM

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Join us Thursday, December 8, for a conversation with Peter Madden, Chief Executive of Forum for the Future, on climate policy in the United Kingdom.

The Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, in partnership with World Resources Institute and Environmental Defense Fund, invite you to join us Thursday, Devember 8, at 12:00 PM for the next event in our webinar series: Climate Change Solutions: Frontline Perspectives from Around the Globe. Mr. Peter Madden, Chief Executive of Forum for the Future will discuss climate change policy from the perspective of the United Kingdom.

His presentation will highlight some of the exciting initiatives to cut carbon in the UK, looking in turn at what the government, civil society and the private sector are doing. He'll look at best practices, identify the barriers that still remain, and suggest lessons for others working on the carbon reduction agenda. A Q&A session will follow.

To view a recording of the webinar, go here.

Download: Climate Policy & Emissions Data Sheet -- UK

About the Speaker

Peter Madden is Chief Executive of Forum for the Future, a not-for-profit organization that develops cutting edge sustainability solutions with some of the world's top businesses and government bodies. A leading expert on green issues and futures, Peter works on the strategies and innovations needed to prosper in a low-carbon world.

Previously, he worked as Head of Policy at the Environment Agency, as Ministerial Adviser to the British Government, Director of Green Alliance and Head of Policy at Christian Aid. He is currently a Board member of the London Sustainability Exchange and the South West Regional Development Agency, and sits on the steering group of the European Commission's Paradiso Project on the future of the internet and the Advisory Council for the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability.

About the Series

Hosted and sponsored by the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, in partnership with World Resources Institute and Environmental Defense Fund, the Climate Change Solutions: Frontline Perspectives from Around the Globe webinar series features ten speakers between September 2011 and April 2012. This series highlights the current state of climate change policy actions through speakers who provide unique insight into the latest policy developments in the world's highest greenhouse gas emitting countries: United States, China, Germany, Russia, India, United Kingdom, Canada, South Korea, Japan, and Brazil.

The series is publicly available online and promoted to both domestic and international academic and policy communities, including governmental officials, think tank analysts, climate change advocates, professors, and students. The webinar format enables those interested in international climate change policy to access and participate in these presentations from anywhere in the world.

The series is free and open to the public.

To register for the online event

1. Go to https://yaleenvirocenter.webex.com/yaleenvirocenter/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=669744038
2. Click "Register."
3. On the registration form, enter your information and then click "Submit".

Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event. A recording of the presentation will be posted online for public access after the event.

For assistance contact Ysella Edyvean at ysella.edyvean@yale.edu.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, discuss your concerns with the meeting host prior to the start of the recording or do not join the session. Please note that any such recordings may be subject to discovery in the event of litigation.

Supported Operating Systems:
Windows: 2000, XP SP3, 2003 Server, Vista 32-bit/64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit, 2008 Server 64-bit

MacOS: 10.5, 10.6, 10.7; (Users of Mac OS X 10.4 or earlier, and users of the Mac PowerPC platform, are no longer able to connect to a WebEx meeting.)

Linux: Ubuntu 10x, Red Hat 5, 6, Open SuSE 11.2, 11.3, Fedora 13, 14 (all 32-bit)

Solaris: Solaris 10, 11, OpenSolaris (x86)

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