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A Green New Deal? International initiatives to reduce emissions

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How far must British and European policymakers go in order to reduce their emissions by 2030? This is what our panel seeks to answer.

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Greta Thunberg and the Youth Strikes for Climate have brought urgency to the debate about climate change, and what must be done to reverse it. According to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), we have until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, should future generations have the opportunity to grow up. The planet is two-thirds of the way to reaching the temperature level at which extreme drought, food shortages, floods and other forms of extreme weather becomes the norm.

The Green New Deal is a term that has been thrown around by policymakers both in the US, Europe and in the UK. But what is the Green New Deal, and what are the policy implications of it? How far must British and European policymakers go in order to reduce their emissions by 2030?

What industries will die down in this process, and who is this affecting? Is it feasible, both in an economic and political perspective, that politicians and policymakers will pursue a Green New Deal? Are there security implications for restructuring our economic policies to fit the new green policies? Are there security implications if we don’t?

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Dr Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli is a public international lawyer, with expertise in international environmental law and climate and energy law, based at King's College London. Her research covers environmental principles, the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the right to public participation.

Dr Simon Chin-Yee is also based at King's College London, in the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) in the War Studies department. Simon’s current research focus is on human security and climate change in vulnerable populations.

Christopher Barnard is the founder and president of the British Conservation Alliance, an organisation working to promote pro-market environmentalism and conservative conservation.

Peter Apps has been the Executive Director of PS21 since 2015, and is a Reuters global affairs columnist.

James Rising is an Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute at the LSE. James is an interdisciplinary modeler, studying the feedback between environmental and human systems, and focusing on the impacts of climate change and the water-energy-food nexus.

Alex Chapman is a consultant at the New Economics Foundation, with experience in qualitative and quantitative research, project evaluation and policy analysis.

Doors open 6pm, discussion begins 7pm.

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