Climate Change 2017: Politics, Progress and Potential

Event organiser

Chatham House

9–10 October 2017  •  Conference

Chatham House, 10 St James's Square, London SW1Y 4LE United Kingdom

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Event organiser

Chatham House

Event overview

Major political changes over the past year have raised new questions over the future of global climate change action. In addition to dramatic reversals to climate-related regulation, the United States in August 2017 officially notified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) of its withdrawal from the 2015 Paris Agreement. The triggering of Article 50 and the commencement of Brexit negotiations is also bringing new dynamics to European energy and climate policy.

In this context, it is critical to reassess the appetite of policymakers in taking ambitious action on climate change in the lead-up to the first 'global stocktake' in 2018.

This 21st annual Chatham House Climate Change conference will address:

  • New dynamics of international leadership of the climate change agenda;

  • Mobilizing capital for the low carbon transition;

  • Business responses to disruptive change brought by climate change and the clean energy transition;

  • The future of carbon pricing regimes and the prospects for expansion.


To enable as open a debate as possible, this conference will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

For further information about the event, including the agenda and registration details, please visit Chatham House’s conference page.