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The Impact on Business of Governments' Climate Commitments

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022

Time: 5.00pm – 6.30pm (UK time)

Venue: Online

Event Details

We can now say with credibility that we have kept 1.5 degrees alive. But its pulse is weak and it will only survive if we keep our promises and translate commitments into rapid action.
- Alok Sharma, COP26 President

Climate commitments are increasingly affecting how businesses operate, and following COP26, such commitments are likely to increase further. In a panel-moderated discussion including Chris O'Shea, the CEO of Centrica, a major energy company; Professor John Paterson, an expert in corporate governance and energy law at the University of Aberdeen; and Ellen Fraser, energy expert at Baringa, we will explore:

  • Do the new obligations imposed on businesses go too far or not far enough?
  • What support should businesses expect from the Government as they seek to comply?
  • With conflict in the East, is net zero still realistic?

We hope you can join us for this timely event.

Pricing and Registration

This webinar is free to attend but pre-registration is required here. Details for joining the webinar will be sent closer to the time of the event.


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Chris O'Shea, CEO of Centrica, will reflect from a business perspective on what needs to be done to give real-world effect to the COP26 commitments.


Professor John Paterson
, Chair Professor of Corporate Governance and Energy Law at the University of Aberdeen, will speak on the geopolitical and legal dimensions of the energy sector.

Ellen Fraser
is a trusted expert in the energy sector, a familiar face commenting on the BBC and quoted in many publications, from the Financial Times to The Guardian. At Baringa, one of Ellen's big clients is energy regulator Ofgem.


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