Beyond Paris

What could a good climate deal mean for Britain and the world?
Beyond Paris
In September 2015, in association with CBI, our Beyond Paris event brought together over 400 leaders in environment, politics and business to discuss what a good climate deal in December 2015 could mean for Britain and the world.

Former US Vice President Al Gore received a standing ovation for his speech, in which he expressed his disappointment at the loss of low carbon policies in the UK and challenged the government to maintain its climate leadership position.  
 
John Cridland, Director-General of the CBI spoke of the business desire for action and policy certainty and, in her speech, Loretta Minghella, CEO of Christian Aid, stressed the UK’s responsibility to the world’s poorest to act on climate change.

In the discussion which followed, chaired by the BBC's Reeta Chakrabarti, questions from the audience were answered by a panel including Ben Goldsmith, Chair of the Conservative Environment Network; Andrew Bonfield, Global Finance Director, National Grid; Dame Fiona Reynolds DBE, Green Alliance chair; and Michael Jacobs, Senior Adviser, The New Climate Economy.

Watch the full video or highlights of this event on YouTube or you can read our summary on Storify.

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