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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Energy and Natural Resources Guest Lecture: Matthew Bell, CEO of The Committee on Climate Change

29 April 2016

Time: 12:30pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB

The last of this year's Friday Guest Lectures of The Energy and Natural Resources Law Institute will be delivered by Matthew Bell, CEO of The Climate Change Committee, who is going to address "The Role of the Committee on Climate Change and Its Influence Internationally and Nationally".


Matthew Bell is the Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change.  The CCC is an independent, statutory body established under the Climate Change Act 2008.  Its purpose is to advise the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on emissions targets and report to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change.  In November 2015 the CCC delivered its advice to Government about the appropriate scale of emissions reduction for the period 2028 to 2032.  The Governments has until June 2016 to legislate this "fifth carbon budget".

Prior to his appointment, Matthew was a Director at Frontier Economics Limited where he led its Public Policy Practice.  He has widespread experience across all areas of public policy including policy relating to environment, industry, energy, transport, healthcare, agriculture and others. He has a graduate degree in Economics and has worked advising governments in over 25 countries on all continents.

Further details are forthcoming.


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Please note that this event is open to Queen Mary School of Law postgraduate students only.

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