Brexit, net zero, and the invasion of Ukraine: What does this mean for UK energy policy?

It is our pleasure to invite you to our workshop on Brexit, net zero, and the invasion of Ukraine: What does this mean for UK energy policy?, on Tuesday 11 October from 10:30-12:00 GMT. This roundtable will be held in hybrid format, in person at Chatham House offices in London, and online, and is part of a UKERC project. Lunch will be served following the event.

The impacts of climate change are becoming more apparent in the UK, Europe and globally. The last seven years have been the warmest on record globally, and the UK experienced temperatures exceeding 40 degrees for the first time ever in 2022. However, since last November’s COP26 summit in Glasgow, the government’s attention to the climate crisis has been deflected by the ongoing impacts of Brexit and, more recently, the invasion of Ukraine. Political strategies in response to the war and rapid and significant price rises, have raised questions of how energy security and affordability can better support one another as the UK and Europe face a largely energy-induced cost-of-living crisis with winter approaching.

This roundtable will explore the relationship between post-Brexit energy and climate policy and politics in the context of the war in Ukraine. Findings from a scenarios exercise will be shared and attendees will discuss what political action is imperative in a rapidly changing energy and security context to ensure urgent climate action is prioritised.

We would be delighted to have you join and engage in this discussion. Kindly confirm your participation by Friday 30 September and if you would like to join in person or online. A calendar invitation and a detailed agenda will be shared closer to the date.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

11 October 2022
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