The Times Online is running a live online debate called “Is it too late to stop climate change?” on November 25 at 2pm – http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/related_reports/the_future_of_energy/article6925491.ece
Chairing the debate on will be the author of The Times’ The Future of Energy focus reports, Alan Copps. Following 20 years of reporting for regional and national papers, Copps was appointed The Times’ news editor in 1989, a post he held until 1994. He moved to the features department where he edited supplements on both motoring and technology. Since 2007, he has been freelancing, writing mainly on motoring and environmental topics.
Joining Copps will be freelance environmental, travel and property journalist Flemmich Webb, whose film The Road to Copenhagen: Seal the Deal, was broadcast on CNBC Asia and Europe last month.
Dr Jeremy Woods, a lecturer in bioenergy at Imperial College, London, will also be taking part. Woods is a specialist in global environmental change and energy policy. He has a particular interest in development, land-use and the exploitation of biomass energy. He also coordinates a large EU-funded network on the study of bioethanol for sustainable transport (BEST).
Representing Royal Dutch Shell will be David Hone, the senior climate change adviser in the Shell CO2 team. Hone joined Shell in 1980 after graduating as a chemical engineer from the University of Adelaide in South Australia. He has worked closely with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and is lead author of its recent publications on climate change.