The role of science in climate policy

The role of science in climate policy

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This seminar will provide insight into life at the science-policy interface through the eyes of a government science adviser. Jolene Cook, a member of the EU and UK delegations to the UNFCCC, will explain how scientific evidence is delivered to UK and EU climate policymakers and finds its way into the international climate negotiations, with a focus on the long-term temperature goal of the Paris Agreement. 

Please note that this seminar is held under Chatham house rules in the personal capacity of the speaker and not on behalf of any delegation, or in any official capacity. 

Event Location: 
Lab 14 Seminar Room
700 Swanston st
Carlton , VIC

Jolene has been working in the climate change field for over a decade as an academic researcher and government science adviser. She works for the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) where she leads on international science engagement and provides scientific advice on a range of issues, including climate mitigation, geo-engineering and climate impacts, to inform both UK and EU international climate policy. Jolene also spent two years seconded from DECC to the European Commission as a national expert where she represented the EU at IPCC and UNFCC

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