32. Chris Stark on the UK’s Climate Change Committee
March 21, 2023
Jesse Reynolds and Pete Irvine
Chris Stark is the Chief Executive of the UK‘s Climate Change Committee. Previously, he worked as the Director of Energy and Climate Change in the Scottish Government. In this episode, Chris breaks down the role of the CCC in UK’s climate policy. We then take a close look at how UK has done so far in cutting emissions, what else needs to be done, and the challenges that lie ahead. We end off with a discussion of where geoengineering techniques like SAI sit on the UKCCC’s radar.Support the show
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Introduction and background
Climate Change Act of 2008
What is the UK Climate Change Committee?
How rapidly are UK’s emissions falling?
How did you calculate UK's emissions target?
Which sectors are doing well, and which are falling behind in achieving UK’s climate goals?
Climate adaptation: is the UK prepared?
Near-term and long-term emissions timelines
How much will it cost to meet the UK’s Net Zero target?
What will going Net Zero look like in our daily lives?
Solar geo-engineering and other ‘exotic’ solutions
Do you think the UK can achieve Net Zero?