Dr David Kennedy, Chief Executive, UK Committee on Climate Change, gives this talk entitled 'Challenges & opportunities for meeting carbon budgets' at Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU on 12 March.The UK Committee on Climate Change is an independent body established under the Climate Change Act. It advises the UK Government on setting and meeting carbon budgets and on preparing for the impacts of climate change. The Committee has prepared a large range of reports, including the UK's carbon budget, pathways to a low carbon economy, energy costs, and climate risks. The UK experience provides important lessons for Australia, where the Climate Change Authority is going to release its draft "caps and targets" review in October. The Caps and Targets Review will recommend a target for reductions in emissions for Australia in 2020, and a proposed pathway to that target. David Kennedy is the Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change. Previously he worked on energy strategy at the World Bank, and design of infrastructure investment projects at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He has a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics. This seminar is presented by the Centre for Climate Economics and Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University.