APPCCG - All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group
The All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group (APPCCG) is one of the largest and most active All Party Groups. In the last six years since its launch, it has attracted unprecedented interest from business and parliamentarians alike. Membership now stands at almost 250 MPs, businesses, NGOs, academic institutions, and government agencies.
About the APPCCG
The APPCCG’s aim is to deliver material and meaningful progress on climate change by creating an arena in which interested and relevant parties are able to discuss and formulate policy options and promote those that offer the greatest promise. The APPCCG works closely with businesses and civil society to integrate scientific, business and government approaches to tackling climate change.
The APPCG launched in 2005, when The CarbonNeutral Company in the UK joined with MPs Stephen Byers and Colin Challen to set up the group to focus on raising awareness about climate change and formulating effective policies for mitigation and adaptation. Today it is one of the largest and most active parliamentary groups - bringing together 150 Members of Parliament and Peers along with over 100 Associate Members. The APPCCG chair is Joan Walley MP, and its Secretariat is based at The CarbonNeutral Company.
Membership is open to all businesses, NGOs, MPs and Government departments with an interest in tackling climate change and promoting a low carbon future.
The APPCCG focuses on the practical application of climate change strategies and on institutional mechanisms, frameworks, and policies that will help us combat and cope with climate change. It hosts regular discussions and seminars in the Houses of Parliament, covering all aspects of climate change and related policy issues: from climate science and sustainable development to carbon finance and green investment.
The meetings provide associate members with the opportunity to engage directly with policymakers, stay informed on climate change matters and develop connections amongst other members within the Group. Meetings have welcomed such high-profile guests as former US Vice President Al Gore, Yvo de Boer (then Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change), Sir Nicholas Stern, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Dr. Sayeedur Rahman Khan (Bangladeshi High Commissioner.
Events range from film screenings and report launches, to panel discussions and roundtables on a variety of subjects related to climate change. The themes for events organized in 2012 will be: international and national legislation on climate change; public-private partnership; and innovation and technology.
The APPCCG also conducts parliamentary inquiries, gathering and analysing evidence on the political background and implications of climate policy.
For further information on the APPCCG or to discuss a possible event, please contact Neha Sethi Nijhon or telephone +44 (0)20 7833 6035.
Download the membership form to become a member of the APPCCG.