Event: Policy Reunion – Climate Change

Policy Reunion Event on Climate Change, sponsored by Paul Grice, Clerk/Chief Executive, Scottish Parliament.

Date:  Tuesday 22nd April 2014 at 18:00

Venue:  Robert Burns Room (Committee Room 1), Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Climate Change Act 2009 was the most significant piece of legislation approved by the Scottish Parliament in its third session 2007-2011. It built on earlier legislation approved by Westminster but there were significant differences not only in the scope and detail of the legislation but also in the way in which the issue was handled, not least because there was a minority administration at the time.

The Policy Scotland climate change policy reunion event provides an opportunity to hear the ‘inside story’ of how the policy evolved and its passage into legislation from those most closely involved.

Our distinguished panel members were key players in the development of the climate change policy in Scotland. Hearing their reminiscences of the processes involved will be fascinating. They will also give us their views on implementation after the Act was passed and the current policy challenges Scotland faces around climate change. There will be time for a question and answer session with members of the audience.

Our participants are:

Ian Marchant (former Chief Executive, Scottish and Southern Energy)
Mike Robinson (Chair, Stop Climate Chaos at the time the Bill was under consideration)
Prof. Pete Smith (academic expert and key witness in committee deliberations)
Philip Wright (lead civil servant in taking forward Scottish Climate Change legislation)

Registration for this event will open at 17:30. The event commences at 18:00 and will end at 20:00.

If you are interested in climate change or public policy or both, we extend a warm welcome to come along. Discussion will be organised around a timeline on climate change prepared by the Scottish Parliament Information service (SPiCE).

Prior to attending the event please contact admin@policyscotland.co.uk if you have any specific access requirements or if you require personal assistance in the event of an evacuation.

Please register by clicking HERE and we will send you an advance copy of the timeline by email.

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