Role of Parliaments in the Climate Emergency

Role of Parliaments in the Climate Emergency

Role of Parliaments in the Climate Emergency

Convener of the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee Dean Lockhart MSP today joined a panel discussion as part of COP26 on the role of Parliaments in the Climate and Ecological Emergencies.

The event brought together parliamentarians, advisers, climate justice advocates, and academics to explore how parliaments should evolve to deliver their functions in the context of a ‘Code Red’ for humanity. It sought to address questions such as:

  • How can parliaments and their processes be set up to ensure we are all on track for 2030 commitments?
  • What expert advice do parliaments need in such emergencies, and how should they access it?
  • What will parliaments need to look like in 2030 to ensure we hit the Net Zero commitments in the 2040s?

Dean was joined on the panel by:

  • Hon. Charity Kathambi MP, Chair of the Parliamentary Network on Renewable Energy and Climate Change in Kenya.
  • Professor Tahseen Jafry, Director, Centre for Climate Justice, Glasgow Caledonian University.
  • Jennifer Hill, Head of International and Buildings, the United Kingdom Climate Change Committee.

You can view a summary of the event, here: https://spice-spotlight.scot/2021/11/08/the-scottish-parliament-at-cop26-the-role-of-parliaments-in-tackling-the-climate-and-ecological-emergencies/ 

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