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The politics of climate change

Starts
12:00AM, 02 June 2009
Ends
12:00AM, 02 June 2009
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To Be Confirmed
The politics of climate change

The Politics of Climate Change:

From economic crisis to business revolution

5 June 2009

London, UK

Event website: http://politicsofclimatechange.wordpress.com

About the event

This conference, organised by Policy Network in association with the LSE's Centre for the Study of Global Governance, will bring together leaders of the highest rank from the worlds of politics, academia and business.

The aim of the event is to discuss how the present economic crisis can lead to a business revolution in low-carbon industries and how the state can best play an active, incentivising and facilitating role in this process. Combining interactive plenary and roundtable discussions, the conference will also address how in the global recession policymakers and business stakeholders can build long-term political support for a low-carbon transition, mitigate serious energy security concerns, and ensure that a low-carbon society does not precipitate and entrench new inequalities.

Confirmed speakers

Confirmed keynote speakers to date include:

Peter Mandelson,

      UK secretary of state for business

Ed Miliband,

      UK secretary of state for energy and climate change

Jonas Gahr Støre,

      Norwegian foreign minister

John Podesta,

      former chief of staff to President Clinton

Terry Leahy,

      CEO of Tesco

Matthias Machnig,

      German secretary of state for the environment

Stelios Haji-Ioannou,

      CEO of Easy Group

Adair Turner,

      chairman of the UK Financial Services Authority

Richard Lambert,

      director-general of the Confederation of British Industry

David M Cote,

      chairman and CEO of Honeywell

John Monks,

    general secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)

Tony Blair calls the event "a must"

For more information, visit the event website.

Confirmed speakers

Confirmed keynote speakers to date include:

    Peter Mandelson, UK secretary of state for business

    Ed Miliband, UK secretary of state for energy and climate change

    Jonas Gahr Støre, Norwegian foreign minister

    John Podesta, former chief of staff to President Clinton

    Terry Leahy, CEO of Tesco

    Matthias Machnig, German secretary of state for the environment

    Stelios Haji-Ioannou, CEO of Easy Group

    Adair Turner, chairman of the UK Financial Services Authority

    Richard Lambert, director-general of the Confederation of British Industry

    David M Cote, chairman and CEO of Honeywell

    John Monks, general secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)

    Tony Blair calls the event "a must"

    For more information, visit the event website.

    Tony Blair calls the event "a must"

    For more information, visit the event website.

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