Iain Conn on why #COP21 matters

As talks at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference begin, Iain Conn reflects in The New Statesman on twenty years of changing energy policy and on future pathways to tackle climate change.

Today marks the start of the UN Climate Conference in Paris, officially known as the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21), attended by all countries committed to taking action on climate change.

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In this week’s New Statesman, Iain Conn, Chief Executive, reflects on changing energy policy in the twenty years since the Conference of the Parties began, and why this year’s talks in Paris should be seen as encouraging.

Talking about future pathways for tackling global warming, Iain outlines the need for governments to drive future policy, and his optimism that consumer power can influence demand, drive efficiency and ultimately change the energy mix.


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