You are invited to attend the launch meeting of climate strategies - a new internatonal organisation, sponsored by the shell foundation, intended to support cohesive policy responses to climate change.
Following the international turmoil caused by US president George W Bushs public rejection of the Kyoto Protocol, this international network of senior policy researchers, headed by Professor Michael Grubb, has been conducting the first major studies of the options for responding to the international situation.
The launch meeting, held a week before the global negotiations reopen in Bonn (16-27 July), will present findings from the first two major collaborative Climate Strategies studies:
Keeping Kyoto: A study of approaches to maintaining the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change, presented by Professor Michael Grubb (Imperial College and Cambridge University)
Rejecting Kyoto: A study of proposed alternatives to the Kyoto Protocol, presented by Dr Benito Mller (Oxford Institute of Energy Studies).
Both reports will be available on the day, which will also correspond to the launch of the new Climate Strategies website.
Agenda (Local Times are BST)
1.00 pm Reception and lunch
1.30 pm Presentations
2.00 pm Discussion
2.30 pm Close
Chair: Duncan Brack, Head of the Energy and Environment Programme, RIIA