17th January 2019

Registration for this event is now closed. If you are a member of the Aldersgate Group and would like to attend, please contact Sophie.

The climate change conference in Katowice came to a close on 15 December. Despite early tensions, the summit delivered a unanimously agreed set of rules for preparing, monitoring, taking stock and comparing climate pledges of countries under the Paris Agreement. It also delivered important guidelines to help countries review their progress and increase their emissions reduction pledges.

However, it is clear from the conclusions of the summit that urgent work needs to be done in 2019 to ensure all signatories increase their emission reduction pledges under the Paris Agreement and back this up with stronger domestic policies. The climate summit organised by the United Nations Secretary General in September 2019 is expected to be a crucial milestone in this process.

With a keynote speech from the Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, and contributions from a multi-sector business panel, this Aldersgate Group event will explore the progress made at the climate change summit in Katowice, the implications for the business community and what should be 2019 priorities for global and UK climate and clean growth policy.



Thursday 17th January 2019


9.00am: Registration, tea and coffee
9.30am: Panel starts, followed by Q&A session
11.00am: Panel ends


Norton Rose Fulbright
3 More London Riverside
London SE1 2AQ (map)

Keynote speaker:

  • The Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth


  • Matt McGrath, Environment Correspondent, BBC


  • Abyd Karmali OBE, Managing Director, Climate Finance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Gabrielle Ginér, Head of Environmental Sustainability, BT
  • Joana Portugal Pereira, Senior Scientist, IPCC Working Group III (mitigation) Technical Support Unit (WG3-TSU) - Imperial College London
  • Mike Barry, Director of Sustainable Business, Marks & Spencer
  • Caroline May, Partner and Head of Environment, Health and Safety, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Danielle Lane, UK Country Manager, Vattenfall


Registration for this event has now closed. If you have already registered, you will recieve a response on whether or not you have a place by COP Thursday 10th January

This event will be photographed and images used by the Aldersgate Group.

The event will be live tweeted using #COP24 from @AldersgateGrp.

claire perry