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Andrew Mitchell, MP speaks on climate change and development


CDKN hosted a keynote speech on climate change by the UK Secretary of State for International Development, Andrew Mitchell, MP, at the British Council, London on 18th November 2010. The speech, titled ‘Climate change and development: getting on with the job’, set out the priorities of the Department for International Development (DFID) in the run-up to the CoP-16 climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico later that month.

Lord Nicholas Stern, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the LSE provided a response to the speech. The event was moderated by Simon Maxwell, Executive Chair of CDKN, and included a Q&A session with live input from online observers in developing countries.

You can watch the speech below, or on the OneClimate website. On the OneClimate website you can view our chat room for online observers who asked questions of the Secretary of State.

The video of Andrew Mitchell’s speech and Lord Nicholas Stern’s response is below.

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