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    Professor Jim Skea, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

    Ahead of the upcoming COP28 Summit, Professor Jim Skea, the newly elected Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will digitally brief Asia House Corporate Members on the IPCC’s aspirations for the summit and the role businesses can play in mitigating the climate crisis.   

    The IPCC is a UN intergovernmental body and the leading climate science authority. The IPCC’s work greatly influences government climate policies and is pivotal in global negotiations, contributing to landmark agreements like the Paris Agreement. 

    In this digital briefing, Professor Skea will highlight his efforts at improving inclusiveness at the IPCC, having actively increased the presence of emerging economies in global climate talks. The UN’s top climate expert will discuss his outlook on climate policy direction and goals for COP28, as well as the role that the private sector can play in supporting policy implementation at national and transnational levels. 

    Professor Skea has over 40 years of expertise in climate science, operating at the interface between research, policy-making and business. He was a member of the UK Committee on Climate Change from its inception in 2008 until 2018, where he advised the UK government and parliament on the progress of climate mitigation. Professor Skea played a significant role in driving the 1.5C target for global warming, as outlined in the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C. He was awarded a CBE for services to sustainable energy in 2013 and an OBE for services to sustainable transport in 2004.  

    This digital briefing, moderated by Asia House Chief Executive Michael Lawrence OBE, will be convened exclusively for Asia House Corporate Members. To register interest, please email Thomas Scott-Bell, Programme Producer, at thomas.scott-bell@asiahouse.co.uk   

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    • Event Details
    • Date
      18 October 2023
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    • Asia House
      New Cavendish Street