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Low carbon lecture returns to city

Published on Friday, November 4, 2016

A LEADING expert on international climate policy and business sustainability will be the guest speaker at an event in Leicester later this month.

The fourth annual Low Carbon Lecture will take place on Tuesday, November 22, and is designed both to raise awareness of environmental issues and examine current work to tackle climate change.

The lecture will be delivered by guest speaker Jill Duggan, Director of Policy and The Prince Of Wales’s Corporate Leader’s Group at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

Ms Duggan’s talk is entitled ‘Paris Agreement on Climate Change: What does it mean for UK businesses?’ It will explore the likely impact of the UK Government’s ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change as well as highlighting actions that companies are already undertaking and the support available to help businesses become more sustainable.

The Low Carbon Lecture is run by Leicester City Council, and takes place at City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester, with a reception from 4.45pm and the lecture itself starting at 5.30pm.

The event is open to the public and free to attend, but places must be booked in advance by registering online at: bit.ly/lowcarbonlecture2016

Cllr Adam Clarke, assistant city mayor for energy and sustainability said: “Jill Duggan is a recognised leader in the field of sustainability and corporate responsibility and I am proud that she will be sharing her expertise as guest of honour at our fourth Low Carbon City lecture.

"These annual lectures provide a valuable opportunity to bring together experts, local businesses and other organisations, as well as interested members of the public, to share ideas and discuss the important challenges that we face as a city.”