Resources

This page has links to the videos and transcripts of all the presentations made to the climate assembly, with slides if they were used. The links are ordered by topic and the order in which the presentations were given. Links to these videos can also be found in the agendas for weekends one, two, four, five and six.

Introduction to climate change

What climate change is Professor Joanna Haigh, Imperial College London (informant)

Impacts of climate change Professor Ed Hawkins, University of Reading (informant)

Q&A on what climate change is and impacts of climate change Joanna Haigh and Ed Hawkins

Why tackling climate change has proved difficult Professor Rebecca Willis, University of Lancaster (expert lead, informant)

What the assembly will consider Chris Stark, Committee on Climate Change (expert lead, informant)

Q&A on what the assembly will consider and why tackling climate change has proved difficult Chris Stark and Rebecca Willis

Introduction to climate change: written briefing from Expert Leads


Overarching ethical questions on how to get to net zero

Posing ethical questions around issues such as fairness and individual freedom, co-benefits and trade-offs Chris Stark, Committee on Climate Change (expert lead, informant)

A perspective on the ethical questions Fernanda Balata, New Economics Foundation (advocate)

A perspective on the ethical questions Professor Paul Ekins, University College London (advocate)

A perspective on the ethical questions Modi Mwatsama, Wellcome (advocate)

A perspective on the ethical questionsTony Juniper, Natural England (advocate)

A perspective on the ethical questions Kirsten Leggatt, 2050 Climate Group (advocate)

Q&A on ethical questions Tony Juniper, Kirsten Leggatt, Chris Stark

Q&A on ethical questions Fernanda Balata, Professor Paul Ekins, Modi Mwatsama


Overarching practical and strategic questions on how to get to net zero

Where our energy comes from and how we use energy Chris Stark, Committee on Climate Change (expert lead, informant)

Key practical issues to consider for how the UK gets to net zero Professor Rebecca Willis, University of Lancaster (expert lead, informant)

Q&A on where our energy comes from and how we use energy, and key practical issues to consider for how the UK gets to net zero Chris Stark, Professor Rebecca Willis


Considering evidence

Considering evidence Dr Alan Renwick, the Constitution Unit at University College London (informant)


Where our energy comes from

Where our energy comes from Professor Jim Watson, University College London (expert lead, informant)

Where our energy comes from Jenny Hill, Committee on Climate Change (informant)

Q&A on where our energy comes from Jenny Hill, Professor Jim Watson


How we travel

Introducing the topic of how we travel Professor Jim Watson, University College London (expert lead, informant)

How we travel: written briefing from Expert Leads

Surface transport

Introduction to surface transport Professor Jillian Anable, University of Leeds (informant)

Technical and social options for reducing emissions from cars Ellie Davies, Committee on Climate Change (informant)

Alternatives to cars Lynn Sloman, Transport for Quality of Life (informant)

Fairness and how that relates to surface transport Jason Torrance, UK 100 (informant)

How surface transport could be decarbonised via regulations Steve Melia, University of the West of England (advocate)

How surface transport could be decarbonised via economic incentives John Siraut, Jacobs (advocate)

Air travel

Introducing the topic of air travel Professor Jim Watson, University College London (expert lead, informant)

Technical options for reducing emission from air travel Owen Bellamy, Committee on Climate Change (informant)

Alternatives to air travel Professor Alice Larkin, University of Manchester (informant)

Fairness and reducing emissions from air travel Dr Sally Cairns, University of Leeds (informant)

A perspective on how emissions from air travel could be reduced Leo Murray, Possible (advocate)

A perspective on how emissions from air travel could be reduced Rachael Everard, Rolls Royce (advocate)


In the home

Introducing the topic 'In the home' Professor Rebecca Willis, University of Lancaster (expert lead, informant)

In the Home: written briefing from Expert Leads

Challenges and approaches

Introducing the topic 'In the home' Jenny Hill, Committee on Climate Change (informant)

Ways to reduce the amount of heat and electricity we use in the home Professor Nick Eyre, University of Oxford (informant)

Ways we could heat our homes with electricity in future Richard Lowes, UK Energy Research Centre (advocate)

Ways we could heat our homes using hydrogen in future Chris Clarke, Wales and West (advocate)

Ways of making change happen

Local area led approaches Polly Billington, UK100 (advocate)

Community and non-for-profit approaches Jonathan Atkinson, Carbon Co-op (advocate)

The role of the private sector (business) Dan Alchin, Energy UK (advocate)

The idea of selling heat as a service Matthew Lipson, Catapult (advocate)

How to ensure consumer protection and fairness in the home Dhara Vyas, Citizens’ Advice (advocate)


What we buy

Introducing the topic of what we buy Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh, University of Cardiff (expert lead, informant)

Introduction to what we buy Professor Mike Berners-Lee, Lancaster University (informant)

Ways to reduce the amount we buy in the first place Professor John Barratt, University of Leeds (informant)

Ways to reuse products Dr Nicole Koenig-Lewis, Cardiff Business School (informant)

Waste recovery and recycling Julie Hill, WRAP (informant)

Different ways to make change happen in what we buy Libby Peake, Green Alliance (informant)

What we buy: written briefing from Expert Leads


Food, farming and land use

Introducing the topic of food, farming and land use Indra Thillainathan, Committee on Climate Change (informant)

The role of farming in reducing emissions Ceris Jones, National Farmers’ Union (advocate)

The role of farming in reducing emissions Sue Pritchard, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (advocate)

The role of land uses other than farming in reducing emissions Dr Jo House, University of Bristol (informant)

How changing the types of food we eat can reduce emissions Dr Rosie Green, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (informant)

How changing the way we consume food can reduce emissions Professor Tim Lang, City University (informant)

Food, farming and land use: written briefing from Expert Leads


Where our electricity comes from

Introducing the topic of where our electricity comes from Professor Rebecca Willis, Lancaster University (expert lead, informant)

An understanding of renewable sources of electricity Mike Hemsley, Committee on Climate Change (informant)

Bioenergy role in electricity production and sustainability issues Professor Patricia Thornley, Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute and Supergen Bioenergy Hub, Aston University (informant)

Low carbon electricity options Professor Jim Watson, University College London (expert lead, informant)


Removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere

Introducing the topic of removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere Professor Rebecca Willis, Lancaster University (expert lead, informant)

Introduction to greenhouse gas removal methods Chris Stark, Committee on Climate Change (informant)

Beware thinking greenhouse gas removal technology will save us Dr Douglas Parr, Policy Director at Greenpeace (advocate)

Being positive about going negative Bill Spence, Independent (advocate)


Coronavirus and net zero

Coronavirus and net zero Chris Stark, Committee on Climate Change (expert lead, informant)


MPs address the Assembly

Addressing the Assembly and Q&A Rachel Reeves MP

Message of thanks Mel Stride MP, Chair of the Treasury Select Committee