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Lord Deben Confirmed as a Speaker at 26th World LP Gas Forum & AEGPL Congress Event

The WLPGA, AEGPL and UKLPG are delighted to introduce the Rt Hon. the Lord Deben as a speaker for the event.

The WLPGA, AEGPL and UKLPG are delighted to introduce the Rt Hon. the Lord Deben as a speaker for the event. Lord Deben is Chairman of the UK Government's Committee on Climate Change and served for sixteen years as a British minister in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major, as Employment Minister, Paymaster General in HM Treasury, Minister for London and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, before moving in 1992 to the Department of the Environment where he became Secretary of State.He will give his address on the morning of Wednesday 2nd October, which will offer delegates a unique insight into the challenges of climate change faced by developed markets and the LP Gas industry in the UK. The Committee on Climate Change are an independent, statutory body whose advice on carbon budgets and targets is directly reflected in UK legislation and the Government's carbon strategy.

THE RT HON JOHN GUMMER, LORD DEBEN

The Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben was the longest serving Secretary of State for the Environment the UK has ever had. His sixteen years of top-level ministerial experience included Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Minster for London, Employment Minister and Paymaster General in HM Treasury. In two hundred years, only five others have held so long a period of office. 

His experience as an international negotiator has earned him worldwide respect both in the business community and among environmentalists. In consecutive years, the BBC unprecedentedly awarded him the title 'Parliamentarian who did most for the Environment Internationally', while the NGO community called him 'the best Environment Secretary we have ever had'. He has consistently championed an identity between environmental concerns and business sense. To that end, he set up and now runs Sancroft, a Corporate Responsibility consultancy working with blue-chip companies around the world on environmental, social and ethical issues. 

Since leaving office he has been Chairman of the Marine Stewardship Council, Chairman of the International Commission on Sustainable Consumption and Non-Executive Director of Kidde Plc. In December 2005 David Cameron appointed him Chairman of the Quality of Life Commission and their report, "Blueprint for a Green Economy", was launched in September 2007. 

He is currently Chairman of the Climate Change Committee, Chairman of Valpak Ltd., Chairman of the Association of Professional Financial Advisors, Chairman of Veolia UK Ltdand Non-Executive Director of the Castle Trust Ltd.