After COP 24, Katowice: have the rules to deliver on the Paris Agreement been agreed?

Date: 18 Dec 2018 10:00 am — 11:30 am
Speaker(s): Lord Nicholas Stern, Dr Alina Averchenkova, Mr Archie Young, Dr Achala Abeysinghe
Venue: Fawcett House (Formerly Tower 2), Room 9.04, London School of Economics

COP 24 in Katowice, Poland, is being held three years after the landmark climate change agreement reached in Paris, and only a few months after the IPCC Special Report on 1.5 degrees called for urgent action. Commitments on action, however, remain too slow.

The imperative for all countries now is to implement measures at the pace and scale required to meet the mutually agreed targets. COP 24 is a critical step in this process, as during the conference the rules that govern signatories will be discussed and hopefully agreed. Once established, these rules will set the requirements and trajectory for the commitments that countries will make to ratchet up their actions in 2020.

Our panel of distinguished speakers have been drawn from participants in the latest summit. Join us to hear their reflections and insights on the progress that has been made and where we should be headed next.


  • Honourable James Shaw, Minister for Climate Change, New Zealand
  • Archie Young – Head of International Climate Change Negotiations, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), UK
  • Dr Achala Abeysinghe – Principal Researcher and Team Leader of global climate law, policy and governance team, International Institute for Environment and Development
  • Dr Alina Averchenkova – Distinguished Policy Fellow, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Lord Nicholas Stern – Chair, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science

Event Chair

Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director, Grantham Research Institute

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The panel discussion will start at 10am but refreshments being served in Room 9.05 from 9.30am.


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