Sustainability & Climate Change

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In partnership with IEMA, this theatre is your unique opportunity to learn about effective techniques and opportunities for change from leading professionals creating our low carbon sustainable future.  Explore a range of common challenges, work themes, opportunities visions and strategies, from company reporting to climate change adaptation.

2019 speakers included:

Lesley Wilson BSI
Lead Standards Development Manager
BSI
Graham Oxley ENGIE
Managing Director of Energy with Services
ENGIE
Manfred Rudhart CEO arriva
CEO
Arriva Group
Emmy Tollin, Head of partner and sustainability development at GodEl
Head of partner and sustainability development
GodEl

AGENDA

Wednesday 27th November 2019

10:30 -  11:15

Communicating Climate Change

Leading case study on embedding Climate change into communications. Leading practice in how to communicate climate change in a way that is accessible and relatable to mainstream audiences

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Anna-Lisa MillsAnna-Lisa Mills Director
True North Sustainability
Richard Smith Sustainability Manager BBCRichard Smith Sustainability Manager
BBC
Tom Richardson, Account Director at FuterraTom Richardson Account Director
Futerra
Tricia DuffyTricia Duffy Strategic Advisor
BAFTA albert
11:30 -  12:15

Climate Change Adaptation – New International Standard ISO14090 and an ISO/ BSi adaptation and resilience standards update

ISO 14090 launched in 2019, developed with wide international consensus and as a UK-led global standard. The UK national expert attending the meetings, will talk us through what’s inside ISO 14090 and how ISO 14090 can be used by organisations to create a resilient business now and into the future. We will also in this session hear about related standards […]

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Doogie BlackDoogie Black Director
Climate Sense
Lesley Wilson BSILesley Wilson Lead Standards Development Manager
BSI
Marc JourdanMarc Jourdan Policy & Engagement Lead
IEMA
13:00 -  13:30

The case for zero carbon

What does being a zero-carbon business actually look like and what are the drivers and challenges businesses are likely to face on the road to achieving a zero-carbon status? This session will talk about the standards and accreditations that can be achieved and how organisations can develop a roadmap for their transition to carbon neutrality.

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Richard Sulley EngieRichard Sulley Senior Energy & Sustainability Manager
ENGIE
13:45 -  14:30

Future trends and challenges in Cooling

Cooling is central to health, prosperity and recreation, however most cooling is currently energy intensive and uses highly polluting F-gases. As the population continues to boom, the planet warms and incomes rise, the demand for cooling is ever-increasing. In this session, we’ll hear from leading experts on the growing challenge and the solutions both globally and here in the UK.

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Dan Hamza-GoodacreDan Hamza-Goodacre, FIEMA Executive Director, K-CEP
ClimateWorks Foundation
Professor toby petersProf Toby Peters Professor in Cold Economy
University of Birmingham
14:45 -  15:30

Counting the carbon – Are international standards always your best practice?

In this session Matthew Brander will provide perspectives into some possible shortcomings with leading carbon standards – with renewable energy purchasing and accounting for bioenergy providing two example topics and illustrations. Key considerations are additionality, and ensuring corporate greenhouse gas accounts are transparent, accurate and relevant to decision making.

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Matthew BranderDr Matthew Brander Senior Lecturer in Carbon Accounting
University of Edinburgh
Lucy CandlinLucy Candlin FIEMA, EU ETS Verifier and Co-chair
The UK's Emissions Trading Group.
15:45 -  16:30

Sustainable finance – key developments in this field. New guidance from IEMA and new developing British Standards

What do we as professionals need to know? This session will provide an introduction to this increasingly relevant and important topic. Greg Chant Hall will provide an overview of Sustainable finance, as an introduction on some of the most important terms and concepts. Paul Pritchard will provide perspectives on key developments underway including new standards and related developments such as […]

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Greg Chant HallGreg Chant-Hall, FIEMA COO
Carbon Free Group
Louise Pryor Chair LCCPLouise Pryor Chair
London Climate Change Partnership

Thursday 28th November 2019

10:30 -  11:15

Climate Neutrality and driving transitions – Visionary international practice and developments in International standards

A case study with GodEl is the first company in the world which sells climate-positive electricity to its customers. But that’s not enough, as 100% of dividends from GodEl are given to charity. To date, GodEl has generated over SEK 54 million for, among others MSF, Children’s Cancer Foundation and the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation. For nine years in […]

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Emmy Tollin, Head of partner and sustainability development at GodElEmmy Tollin Head of partner and sustainability development
GodEl
nick-blythNick Blyth IEMA Policy & Engagement Lead, Chair of ISO Climate Change coordination task force
IEMA
sarah handley siemensSarah Handley Carbon Neutral Programme Manager
Siemens plc
11:30 -  12:15

Your Emergency Briefing – Declaring a Climate Emergency and driving transformative change

We are living in a period of unprecedented climate concern, with many organisations declaring Climate Emergencies. What do these mean in practice and how can we as professionals use this concept either directly or to supportively engage. This session will hear from leading professionals and their experience and the case study use of declarations for an NHS Foundation Trust, a […]

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James Dixon Head of Sustainability at The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustJames Dixon Head of Sustainability
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Jason LightJason Light Strategy Lead - Environment
Eastleigh Borough Council
Roxanne KingRoxanne King Sustainability Manager – Environment and Green Economy
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Pool Council (BCP)
13:00 -  13:30

The road to Carbon Zero – A customer journey

With pressure mounting on organisations to make the transition to zero carbon, Wakefield Council has declared a climate emergency and is working with energy and services group, ENGIE, to achieve its target of becoming a carbon-neutral organisation by 2030. This session will discuss ENGIE and the Council’s journey on the road to carbon neutrality and the approach taken to meet […]

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Graham Oxley ENGIEGraham Oxley Managing Director of Energy with Services
ENGIE
kevin FisherKevin Fisher Service Manager
Wakefield Council
13:45 -  14:45

The Future of the UK’s Environmental Governance

The Environment Bill is an opportunity to establish a new governance framework, potentially to put sustainability at the heart of the UK’s economic model. It will have a critical bearing on future environmental governance, extending beyond climate change to embrace waste and resource efficiency, air quality, biodiversity, nature and water. We will consider the Bill, the proposed process for setting […]

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Martin BaxterMartin Baxter Chief Policy Advisor
IEMA
Nick Molho Alderstgate GroupNick Molho Executive Director
Aldersgate Group
Simon EvansSimon Evans Deputy Editor and Policy Editor
Carbon Brief
14:45 -  15:45

Climate Change: Corporate Outlook

For years, forward-thinking policymakers and businesses have targeted deep sectoral emissions cuts. What seems to have changed in the last year is the sense of urgency that comes with discussion of a net-zero target, and apparent collective will to deliver. Can politics and businesses fast transition to align with the new net-zero goal and work together to provide concrete actions […]

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Lord Deben Chairman of the Committee on Climate ChangeLord Deben Chairman
The Committee on Climate Change
Lord Rupert RedesdaleLord Rupert Redesdale CEO
Energy Managers Association
nick-blythNick Blyth IEMA Policy & Engagement Lead, Chair of ISO Climate Change coordination task force
IEMA
sarah handley siemensSarah Handley Carbon Neutral Programme Manager
Siemens plc
Simon Simpson ArcadisSimon Bimpson Managing Director - Water, Energy and Utilities
Arcadis

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