University of Cambridge

CSaP

The Centre for Science and Policy

International workshop on climate change and clean energy


Overview

The Centre for Science and Policy is working with REIL (Renewable Energy & International Law) to host a joint workshop on Climate Change and Clean Energy which will take place in Cambridge on 20 and 21 June 2011.

The purpose of the event is to bring together senior policy officials from the US and UK governments with business leaders and experts to discuss development of the international climate change policy. The workshop will be held as a roundtable over two days where key issues will be highlighted and discussed.

The roundtable will comprise discussions on the following subjects:

  • Financing Clean Technology (including proposals for Green Investment Banks)
  • Convergence of Food, Water, and Energy Issues
  • UNFCCC: From Cancun to Durban
  • Technology
  • Sustainable Energy Access
  • Financing Energy Efficiency

Event chairs:

  • James Cameron (Founder and Vice Chairman, Climate Change Capital)
  • Bradford Gentry (Director, Yale Center for Business and the Environment, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies)
  • Leslie Parker (Managing Director, REIL)
  • Martijn Wilder (Partner and Head of Global Environmental Markets Practice, Baker & McKenzie and Adjunct Professor, ANU)
Timings

Monday 20 June: The meeting will start at 10am and finish with dinner in Trinity Hall.

Tuesday 21 June: Day two of the meeing will start at 9.30am and finish at 5pm.

Please note that attendance is by invitation only. There is no fee associated with attending the workshop and dinner.

Venue

The event will be held in The Møller Centre in Cambridge.

About REIL

REIL is a small, informal, below-the-radar network of international climate change and clean energy experts. Its members represent the spectrum of actors: policy makers, business leaders, academics, technicians, and scientists. REIL acts as a platform for exchanging ideas, often “edge” ideas or “cloud thinking.” Its focus is on crossing silos, developing systems-oriented solutions, and bridging blue sky thinking to practical on the ground strategies.