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Environmental Futures
24 Nov 2008
Creating the climate for change

This Environment Agency annual conference combined perspectives from government, business, the investment community and others to: Share the latest thinking and policies on the environment, with the focus on a low carbon economy and adaptation to built-in climate change. Debate the respective roles of government, business, the investment community, the technology sector and other groups in delivering real change. Uncover the mechanisms and measures that will provide incentives, accelerate progress and stimulate wider behavior change.

Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP
Keynote address

Lord Chris Smith
Keynote address

Dr Paul Leinster
Facing the climate challenge – the Environment Agency’s role

Dr Chris West
Using UKCIP 08 scenarios for adapting to climate change

Questions and discussion
Session 1: Creating the climate for change

Sir Michael Pitt
Lessons learned - managing the risk of flooding

Gary Lawrence
Creating resilient communities

Panel debate
Session 2: Strategies for resilience

Stavros Dimas
Europe: Setting the environmental agenda

Dr James Hansen
The science and politics of the global challenge - bridging the gap

Questions and discussion
Session 4: Britain and the global challenge

Jayne Lomas

Paul Schaffer

Dr Howard Robinson

Dr James Hansen

Paul Coen
From policy to practice

Jane Davidson AM
Agenda for change: Welsh environmental policy

Questions and discussion
Session 5: Economic growth and the environment

Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP
Day 2 - Keynote address

Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP
Question and answer

Session 6: Business Forum
The climate for growth: the economy and the environment

Boris Johnson
Day 2 - Afternoon keynote speech

Boris Johnson
Question and answer

Rt Hon Lord Smith of Finsbury
Closing remarks


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