This Dialogue will explore how the law can assist in reducing the impact of climate change. It will:

  • Examine the UK framework legislation as a model for success, its shortcomings and how might it be improved.
  • Explore other options to ensure that Governments and other institutions take appropriate measures to tackle climate change, including through:
    – actions against Governments and corporations by civil society groups o contractual terms
    – imposing carbon border taxation

Howard Covington
Chair of the Board of Trustees, The Alan Turing Institute; Chair of the Board of Trustees, ClientEarth

Professor James Dallas
Executive Director of the Energy Law Institute, CCLS, Queen Mary, University of London

Sir William Blair QC
Professor of Financial Law and Ethics at Queen Mary University of London, CCLS; former High Court Judge, England and Wales and first President of the Board of Appeal, European Supervisory Authorities

Lord David Howell
Chairman of Crystol Energy’s Advisory Board; first Secretary of State for Energy for the UK government and former President of the UK Energy Industries Council

Lord Adair Turner
Chair of the Energy Transitions Commission; former Chair of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change