Keynote speech from Lord Deben, Chair of the UK's independent Climate Change Committee.
On Saturday 18th September 2021, I held the North Devon Climate Summit. From the importance of individual action, something touched on by every panel and by Lord Deben, to how we can empower children and adults all over the world through legislation to take meaningful action, we held some really insightful discussions.
After my opening welcome speech (available to watch here) we heard from Lord Deben, Chair of the UK's independent Climate Change Committee, as he delievered his keynote speech (available above). Following this, we heard from three panels in turn, with participants able to put whatever relevant questions they wanted to panellists.
Panel 1: The road to COP26 and where to next, featured:
- Katherine Fletcher, PPS to Alok Sharma, COP26 President
- Gareth Redmond-King, Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit
- Andy Bell, North Devon Biosphere
Panel 2: The role of education, featured:
- David Drewry, Non-Executive Director for Natural Sciences, UK National Commission for UNESCO
- Will Farrell, member of the COP26 Civil Society and Youth Advisory Group
- Pru Maskell, Devon County Council
Panel 3: Blue Carbon, featured:
- Dr. Lucy Woodall, Associate Professor in the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
- Dr. Chris Tuckett, Director of Programmes, Marine Conservation Society
- Dr. Ana Queirós, Senior Benthic Ecologist, Plymouth Marine Laboratory and affiliate of North Devon UNESCO Biosphere
I want to say an enormous thank you to everyone who came along and make this such an exciting and engaging event.