6th September 2016

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On 22 April 2016, 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement, the most signatories for an opening day of an international agreement ever and a clear signal of the growing international consensus on climate change. The world is embarking on a new era of global action on climate change, one with enough mainstream appeal for the Oscar and Olympic stages this year. It is critical that this momentum is carried through to and beyond COP22 in Marrakech.

As countries around the world lay the groundwork to ratify the Paris Agreement, the Aldersgate Group hosted a debate to explore the key priorities for the next international climate summit in Marrakech that will ensure the Agreement is successfully translated into real-world action.

The event featured a keynote speech from Nick Hurd MP, Minister of State at the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and contributions from a senior and multi sector business-led panel.


Keynote speaker

  • Nick Hurd MP, Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy


  • Meryam Omi, Head of Sustainability, Legal and General Investment Management
  • Mike Barry, Director of Sustainable Business, M&S
  • Andreas Regnell, Senior Vice President of Strategic Development, Vattenfall