Sustainability & Climate Change

Theatre 2

climate change

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IEMAStrategies | Visions | Reporting | Transformational Change | Adaptation

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.


Sarah Handley
Carbon Neutral Programme Manager
Siemens plc
Pat Snowdon
Head of economics and climate change
Forestry Commission
Phyllida McNeile
Sustainability Consultant
John Kazer
Footprint Certification Manager


Wednesday 21st November 2018

10:30 -  11:15

New Guidance & Standards for Climate Change Adaptation

Climate change increasingly calls us to understand the impacts of the changing climate on our businesses, projects and operations. UK experts are leading the global effort to standardise approaches for organisations and projects to adapt to these changing conditions and to increase their own climate resilience. John Dora, Convenor of the first framework International Standard on adaptation, ISO 14090, provides […]

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john doraJohn Dora ISO Global Lead
Maria Pooley Mott MacDonaldMaria Pooley Principal Consultant, Climate Change
Mott MacDonald
11:30 -  12:15

Breaking new ground – Farming and forestry providing new opportunities for Climate Action

No longer a poor relation, Farming, Forestry, Land use and Land use change are increasingly recognised, as essential in reducing carbon and GHG emissions. NFU Chief Adviser, Jonathan Scurlock will overview the potential, outlining progress, key trends, developments and opportunities, including bio-energy and renewable technologies. Head of Economics for the Forestry Commission, Pat Snowdon will present progress and developments behind […]

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Jonathan ScurlockJonathan Scurlock Chief Adviser, Renewable Energy and Climate Change
National Farmers' Union (NFU)
Pat SnowdonPat Snowdon Head of economics and climate change
Forestry Commission
13:00 -  13:30

Is your Facilities Management (FM) provider the key to Energy reduction?

How you maintain and operate your facilities or buildings can have a profound impact on your utility consumption. Working with your FM provider can unlock multiple opportunities, practically and commercially, to identify and implement energy, cost and carbon savings across your portfolio. As a leading provider of FM and Energy services, ENGIE will draw on its experience to share tools […]

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Robert Cunliffe EngieRobert Cunliffe Sales and Marketing Director
14:00 -  14:45

British Standards for Carbon Management- including PAS 2080 – The world’s first standard for managing infrastructure carbon 

Insights from leading experts into the main developments in British Standards, including PAS 2080 Carbon Management in Infrastructure as an industry game changer. Speakers with first-hand experience will highlight how this specification (PAS) is helping the sector address key challenges and opportunities for energy and carbon reduction. BSi will provide a briefing on PAS 2080 and other key standards, PAS […]

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James Cadman leads Action Sustainability’s UK Consultancy TeamJames Cadman Lead Consultant
Action Sustainability
John KazerJohn Kazer Footprint Certification Manager
Lesley WilsonLesley Wilson Lead Programme Manager
15:20 -  15:50

UK’s Climate Change transition – A progress update and the next challenge?  

We will hear new change perspectives from the Rapid Transition Alliance and leading Corporate Sustainability professionals. Join us for an intense session of thought leadership and cutting-edge insights for transitioning the UK’s Economy.

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andrew simmsAndrew Simms British author and political economist
Phil Cumming Marks & SpencerPhil Cumming Senior Sustainability Manager
Marks and Spencer
15:00 -  15:20

Keynote Presentation by the Committee on Climate Change

Ten years on from the UK’s Ground-breaking Climate Change Act, what have we achieved? What are the next challenges? Our headline speaker Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change provides a progress update and ‘change outlook’.

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Chris StarkChris Stark Chief Executive
Committee on Climate Change

Thursday 22nd November 2018

10:30 -  11:15

Driving Sustainable Business: Why Generation Z is the key

Snowflakes? Generation Sensible? Just who are Generation Z and why does it matter to your business that you understand them? Future-proof your business. Join IEMA and Ricoh and a panel of experts to gain insight into GenZ’s values and expectations of the workplace and debate the future of work. It’s changing and it’s time to understand how.

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ben kiddBen Kidd Research Programmes Manager, Dpt. Civil and Environmental Engineering
Imperial College London
Emma BuyersEmma Buyers Head of Marketing
Phyllida McNeilePhyllida McNeile Sustainability Consultant
tay bennettTay Bennett Advisory Programme Manager
Ricoh Uk
11:30 -  12:15

Climate Change & Sustainability Reporting: Core to Business Solutions

How can Sustainability Reporting and risks support energy and carbon reduction? Jamie Quinn presents on key developments from Engie, a sustainability leader and also with unique innovations in reporting, transparency and governance. Jamie will also cover how social issues can create opportunities for business to develop environmental offerings Dr Tony Rooke, CDP, also presents on climate change & sustainability reporting developments […]

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Dr Tony Rooke CDPDr Tony Rooke Technical Director
Jamie Quinn EngieJamie Quinn Corporate Responsibility and Environment Director
13:00 -  13:30

Turning opportunities into a sustainable energy strategy

Following on from ESOS 2015 and the upcoming 2019 round, organisations are now awash with project and improvement ideas, but how do you turn these into a coherent plan for improvement? Many companies have not managed to turn this work into actual energy, cost and carbon savings. ENGIE will share their experience in taking a list of opportunities and turning […]

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Richard Sulley EngieRichard Sulley Senior Energy & Sustainability Manager
14:00 -  14:45

Environmental Management Systems & Auditing for climate change action

Learn about two essential IEMA developments to help professional’s mainstream climate action. Our new guidance on ISO14001, helps professionals working with any management system to identify the key system opportunities for energy reduction and climate action. In addition, the essential role of auditing and the challenges faced are explored within our latest thought leadership report. The authors of these two […]

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Anna-Lisa MillsAnna-Lisa Mills Director
True North Sustainability
Nigel LeehaneNigel Leehane Director
Director of Leehane Environmental Consulting Ltd
15:00 -  15:45

Environmental skills in the workplace

The session discusses the importance of environmental sustainability competency within the organisational value chain, and the extent to which this influences both operational and strategic risk and opportunity. Practical approaches for identifying and implementing competency programmes will be explored, as will bespoke communication techniques to support the integration of environmental sustainability objectives within a range of organisational departments and levels […]

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Colin MalcolmColin Malcolm Technical Director: Environment Management Permitting and Compliance
SLR Consulting
Paul PritchardPaul Pritchard Fellow
Sarah HandleySarah Handley Carbon Neutral Programme Manager
Siemens plc

Other Topical Seminar Theatres

Behaviour change | Career & Training | Best Practice | Awards
Knowledge, Skills and Experience Theatre 1
Built Environment | Smart Tech | Renewables | Case Studies
Facilities, Technology & Innovation Theatre 3
Dynamic Response | Simplified Taxes | Security of Supplies
Renewables, Supply & Storage Theatre 4
Demand-Side Response DSR | Demand Side Flexibility DSF
Flexible Power Zone National Grid

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