It is our pleasure to welcome Mike Thompson, the head of Carbon Budgets at the Committee on Climate Change. He led the analysis for the budgets. Mike has been with CCC since the secretariat was first established in shadow form in 2007 and prior to that was head of indirect tax forecasting at the British tax authority, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. He studied economics at St. John's College, Cambridge and University College.
The Committee on Climate Change (the CCC) is an independent, statutory body established under the Climate Change Act 2008. Our purpose is to advise the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on emissions targets and report to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change.
We also welcome Mr. Ben Luckock, first counselor and head of the political department of the British Embassy. Mr Luckock outlines why the British policy is prioritizing changing to low carbon economy and why will remains a top priority even after Brexitet.
We welcome all of you! :)