Jim Skea confirmed as opening keynote speaker for edie 24

edie is delighted to announce that renowned climate scientist Professor Jim Skea will deliver the opening keynote speech at edie 24 – its biggest face-to-face event of the year, taking place in London on 20-21 March.

Jim Skea confirmed as opening keynote speaker for edie 24

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Skea is the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – an organisation he has contributed to tirelessly for more than three decades. He was also a founding member of the UK’s Climate Change Committee and continues to serve on Scotland’s Just Transition Commission.

Skea will speak to delegates at the conference on the importance of rising to the scale of the climate challenge, outlining what a bold ‘acceleration agenda’ now needs to look like for governments and for the private sector.

Attendees can expect to hear his best-practice advice on communicating and visualizing the impacts of different warming scenarios and designing and implementing leading plans to slash emissions and build adaptation.

Directly after Skea’s keynote, which will be chaired by broadcaster and environmentalist Lucy Siegle, a panel of experts will convene to dive more deeply into green policy in the UK. The confirmed panellists are Climate Change Committee CEO Chris Stark; former Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire O’Neill, now chair of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD); and Belu co-CEO and London Mayoral candidate Natalie Campbell.

More than 700 attendees are expected at edie 24, which will sell out. Additional event details, including ticket booking information, can be found below.


Jim Skea is delivering a keynote speech on the latest in global climate science at edie 24 on 20 March.

edie 24 is the brand’s largest face-to-face event of the year and will convene hundreds of sustainability and energy leaders in central London on 20-21 March 2024 for two monumental days of keynote speeches, panel debates, unparallelled networking opportunities, interactive workshops and more.

Experts speaking alongside Levick on this year’s packed agenda include:

  • Chris Packham, renowned naturalist and presenter
  • Chris Skidmore MP, author of the Net-Zero Review
  • Claire O’Neill, chair of the WBCSD and former UK Minister for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
  • Chris Stark, CEO of the Climate Change Committee
  • Archana Jagannathan, chief sustainability officer at PepsiCo Europe
  • Rachel Solomon Williams, executive director of the Aldersgate Group

Tickets for the event are available now on an individual, group and sharing basis, with a full price list available here.

With places limited, edie readers are encouraged to book edie 24 tickets now. You can secure your place here.

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