17th January 2019

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The climate change conference in Katowice came to a close on 15 December, 2018. 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 explored 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.

Thank you to Norton Rose Fulbright for hosting.