Climate Talks After Paris: Beyond the Pledges

Our 2016 Conference addressed public participation in climate change policies and regulations, green technologies and carbon markets in the post-Kyoto Protocol era.

Conference Summary

After a welcome reception and a keynote speech by Kirsty Scheeberger, a former advisor at UNFCCC Secretariat, Vice-Chair of UKELA and co-founder of Beautiful Corporations, the first morning sessions started with a panel called: In whose name? Public participation in climate change policies and regulations. The panel moderated by Dr. Emily Barritt, researcher at Cambridge Centre for Environment and Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, was composed by Alistair McGlone, Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee Member, McGlone and Associates Director, Gita Parihar, head of Legal at Friends of the Earth England, Wales & Northern Ireland, and Kurt Winter, Climate Change Lawyer and Litigator at ClientEarth.

After the launch break, the second panel led by Richard Macrory CBE, Barrister and Professor of Environmental Law at University College London contemplated the Green Technology: regulation challenges and future potential. This panel had the talks of Martin Nesbit, IEEP Senior Fellow and Head of Environmental and Climate Governance Programme, Angela Francis, Economist at Green Alliance and Linda Siegele, guest lecturer at SOAS and Advisor for Alliance of Small Island States.

Following the coffee break, the last panel of the day took place and contemplated the Carbon Markets in the post-Kyoto. Led by Feja Lesniewska, Senior Teaching Fellow both in the School of Law and CISD, the third panel had the participation of Navraj Singh Ghaleigh,
Senior Lecturer in Climate Law at the University of Edinburgh, Matt Gray, Consultant Analyst at IEA Climate Change Unit and Ben Garside, Correspondent and Co-founder at Carbon Pulse.

After PIEL 10th Anniversary speech and closing words, there was a drink reception for speakers and attendees.

Our Thanks

We wish to thank the speakers who gave up their time to make the 2016 Conference such a success.

We should also like to thank the following organisations who offered financial assistance:

Friends of the Earth
Francis Taylor Building
City University London
UKELA
WWF

Our Committee

The 2016 Conference was organised and run by the following individuals:

Pamela Torres Chair
Aradhna Tandon Chair
Juan A. Ucros Secretary
Ashley Overhouse Financing Director
M. Francisca Del Fierro Financing Director
Roberta Taveri Speakers Director
Jasmine Arnould Events Director
Siranan Dechakupt IT Director

If you are interested to learn more about the 2016 Conference the please visit our Contact Us page and get in touch as we may be able to provide you with more information