Widespread disappointment following the failure of COP15 to come up with a binding agreement on climate change, despite having two years to work on the details. While the potential impacts and the rapidly diminishing window for action cry out for determined global action, since Copenhagen the prospect of a global agreement appears remote. Civic Exchange hosted an Energy Forum on “Why is Effective Action on Global Climate Change so Hard?” The forum addressed the underlying difficulties behind reaching an agreement, and the development of new approaches and new solutions. The keynote speaker was Jay Hakes, provided the insight into national deliberations in the United States, and Andrew Lawson (Civic Exchange), Dr Jeanne Ng (CLP Holdings Ltd) and Dr John Burnett (FAC Group) have outlined three different approaches to achieving meaningful emissions reductions.
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By Mike Kilburn, Civic Exchange [ VIDEO - 2.19 min.]
Cities – the key implementers
By Andrew Lawson – Civic Exchange [ VIDEO - 5.33 min.]
Corporate collaboration – the energy sector
By Dr Jeanne Ng – CLP Holdings Ltd [ VIDEO - 8.27 min.]
Major consumers – buildings
By Dr John Burnett – Chief Technical Advisor, FAC Group [ VIDEO - 12.12 min.]
Panel discussion and Q&A session [ VIDEO part 1 / part 2 / part 3 / part 4 - 51 min.]