Climate: what’s changed, what hasn’t and what can we do about it?
09:00 media breakfast with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría & 10:30 climate change lecture
Friday 3 July at Aviva Investors, No. 1 Poultry, London, EC2R 8EJ
Journalists are invited to a media breakfast with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría at 9:00 on Friday 3 July in London ahead of a major speech he will make to the business community on developments in efforts to combat climate change and what governments, companies and investors need to do for a COP21 agreement in December to be effective.
The Secretary-General will discuss the growing case against new investments in coal as well as carbon entanglement, low-carbon investments, the implications of the drop in oil prices on climate change action and the call by some oil majors for a global carbon pricing system.
He will also urge action to unpick the misalignments between climate goals and countries’ policies in everything from investment to tax and trade that risk undermining climate action and making the low-carbon transition more costly.
These misalignments are analysed in a new report, Aligning Policies for a Low-Carbon Economy, produced by the OECD, the International Energy Agency, the Nuclear Energy Agency and the International Transport Forum and set for release the same morning.
Journalists attending the breakfast are welcome to stay on for the lecture, but please note that places are limited. To register for the breakfast, or to request a copy of the Aligning Policies report under embargo, please contact Catherine Bremer in the OECD Media Office.
The lecture is being co-hosted by the London School of Economics and Aviva Investors, in association with ClimateWise, an insurance industry leadership group on climate change risk, and will be chaired by Professor Lord Nicholas Stern. The audience will include senior figures from the energy industry, banks, financial services and government.