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Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance

In the run-up to the COP26 meeting in Glasgow this year, the Met Office Hadley Centre, having recently marked its thirtieth anniversary in 2020, will host a Met Office Science Conference 2021 on the theme of net zero and climate resilience that will help set the agenda for the development of science for policy over the next decade.

The meeting will bring together leading scientists and policy makers, young people, community representatives and science communicators from around the world. Its aim is to set out a vision for how climate science and services can be harnessed in support of the ambitions of diverse societies worldwide to build a more sustainable, more resilient low carbon future. Its legacy will be to lay out a scientific agenda to inform climate policy post COP26.

The conference will be held virtually over two days, Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 May, 2021. You can register for the conference here and view the draft agenda including confirmed speakers here.

Professor Laura Diaz Anadon, C-EENRG fellow and director, will be the panelist on the second day of the conference, 12 May, at 1 pm (UK time), in the session on Future carbon and mitigation strategies to avoid the most dangerous impacts of climate change. The session will be chaired by Dr Ajay Gambhir, Imperial College London. It will include keynote speeches on policy and science and a panel discussion with:

Keynote speakers

  • Prof Paul Monks, BEIS
  • The Right Honourable Lord Stern of Brentford, LSE


  • Prof Catherine Mitchell, University of Exeter
  • Prof Alice Larkin, University of Manchester
  • Prof Laura Diaz Anadon, University of Cambridge
  • Prof Jenny Nelson, Imperial College London
  • Mr Jim Maltby, DSTL