UKELA's Climate Change and Energy Working Party presents an early evening webinar looking at the UK’s key challenges on decarbonising energy, what that means for policy priorities over the next decade and what we have learned on political challenges/opportunities over the past few years.
We have 2 expert speakers:
- Lisa Fischer, Programme Lead for Climate Neutral Energy Systems, E3G
- Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and the Green New Deal
This webinar will be chaired by Stephen Hockman QC, Six Pump Court Chambers and co-convenor of the working party.
Lisa Fischer leads E3G’s Programme for Climate Neutral Energy Systems. Through technical and political analysis her and her team are building coalitions that shape energy regulation, energy investment and energy diplomacy – resulting in changes such as the European Investment Bank excluding fossil fuels from their portfolio or more independent decision making on infrastructure planning in Europe. She is also an expert in EU climate politics, having set up the Clean Economy Briefing Service. Before joining E3G, Lisa worked for the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (now BEIS) on climate finance. She also worked as an Economic Adviser for the UK Department for Transport, shaping the country’s multi-billion rail investment plans and advising on the commercial negotiating of various major rail procurements. Lisa holds a MSc in Political Economy of Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies as well as a BA in International Relations from the Technical University of Dresden in Germany, and has lived in France, Argentina and Algeria. Lisa is a keen climber and helped set up Akwaaba, a migrant community centre in North London.
Alan Whitehead MP has been the Shadow Minister for Energy and the Green New Deal since April 2020 and served as the Shadow Energy and Climate Change Minister October 2016 – April 2020 and the Shadow DECC Minister for Generation and Transmission September 2015 – June 2016. During his time in office he has championed the development of a new decarbonised energy landscape. He is frequently lauded by his fellow parliamentarians for his grasp of the complexities of this policy area. Since becoming the Labour MP for Southampton Test in 1997 Alan has served on the Select Committees for Environment, Transport and the Regions; Energy and Climate Change and Environmental Audit. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Southampton University.
- Members - £10
- Non Members - £15
- Students/Unwaged - Free
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