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Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre

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Advisor to the UK Govt on Climate Change, Professor Julia King, will discuss how the country plans to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

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The UK Government has recently announced ambitious plans that would commit the country to net zero emissions by 2050.

This announcement came on the back of a report by the UK Government's advisory Committee on Climate Change that recommended the same 2050 target. The report entitled 'Net Zero: the UK's contribution to stopping global warming', was released in May 2019.

Vice Chair of the UK Committee on Climate Change, Professor Julia King (Baroness Brown of Cambridge) is in Australia to discuss the findings of this report including how the UK has the potential to achieve deep emissions reductions. The report concludes that net-zero is necessary, feasible and cost effective and makes a fresh appraisal of the costs and benefits to the UK economy.

Professor King's talk will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience. The event will be moderated by Professor Frank Jotzo, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Refreshments will be available after the event from 7.30 - 8pm.

About the speaker

Professor Julia King is an engineer, with a career in both academia and industry. She is passionate about addressing climate change, education and engineering.

Her major interests are climate change and the low carbon economy. She is Vice Chair of the UK Committee on Climate Change and Chair of its Adaptation Committee; Chair of the Carbon Trust; and a non-executive director of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult. She led the King Review for the UK Treasury on decarbonising transport (2008), and is the Sector Champion for the Offshore Wind Sector Deal - part of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy

She has been a member of recent UK Government reviews on higher education: the Browne Review on university funding and Lord Stern’s review of the Research Excellence Framework. She chairs STEM Learning Ltd., the leading provider of science teacher CPD, and the Henry Royce Institute – the UK’s National Institute for Advanced Materials - and she is a Council member of Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.

Professor King is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society, and was awarded DBE for services to higher education and technology. She sits in the House of Lords as a Crossbencher.

Professor King’s visit to Australia is supported by the University of Melbourne and the Minerals Council of Australia.

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