NewsPublished 27 March 2018
Video: Mitigating climate change with Professor Jim Skea
'Climate change: stormy weather ahead', a public lecture presented by Prof. Jim Skea in Wellington on 21 March 2018.
Professor Jim Skea, Chair of Sustainable Energy at Imperial College London and Co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III, presented this lecture at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand's Soundings Theatre.
Jim was on his way to Christchurch, New Zealand for a meeting for the IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land, one of three Special Reports that the IPCC will publish in the next two years.
In this talk, Jim discusses what we know about climate change (from the IPCC 5th Assessment Report), how the Paris Agreement is upping ambition, the new questions being posed for the IPCC 6th Assessment cycle, carbon targets and budgets in the UK, plus Jim's own thoughts on the Zero Carbon bill.
The facilitator is Ralph Sims CRSNZ, Professor of Sustainable Energy at Massey University and chair of the Royal Society Te Apārangi panel that produced Climate Change Mitigation Options for New Zealand in 2016.