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Green Growth: No Turning Back

Trades Union Congress (TUC)

Monday, October 21, 2013 from 9:15 AM to 4:00 PM (BST)

Green Growth: No Turning Back

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'Green Growth: No Turning Back' logoGreen Growth: no turning back 

Monday 21st October 2013, Congress House, London

The need to secure a green economic future has never been greater. As the recovery starts to take hold it is more important than ever that the new economy we seek to create follows a low carbon path, where we maximise opportunities for green growth while addressing the urgent challenge of climate change.

This conference will consider what a genuinely low carbon future should look like. It will set out why we need to get there, consider what progress has been achieved to date and debate the way forward. 

Keynote speakers include:


  • The Rt Hon Edward Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
  • Iain Wright MP, Shadow Minister for Competitiveness and Enterprise
  • Frances O’Grady, TUC General Secretary
  • Professor Julia Slingo, Chief Scientist, the Met Office
  • John Ashton,commentator on climate politics; cofounder of E3G; and from 2006-12 climate envoy for 3 Foreign Secretaries: Sun on the Tyne: Climate Change and the Just Struggle for Industrial Reawakening
  • Sue Ferns, Director of Research & Communications, Prospect/TUC General Council
  • Andy Atkins, Director, Friends of the Earth
  • Will Straw, Associate Director, ippr
  • Chris Baugh, AGS, PCS
  • Konstanze Scharring, Director of Policy, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
  • Kevin Coyne, National Secretary, Unite
  • Emma Howard-Boyd, Jupiter Asset Management, Director, the Aldersgate Group
  • Duncan Weldon, Senior Policy Officer, TUC
  • Catherine Howarth, Chief Executive, ShareAction.
  • Geoffrey Spence, CEO Infrastructure UK
  • Luke Warren, CEO CCSA
  • Matthew Knight, Business Development Director, Siemens Energy
  • Gary Smith, National Secretary, GMB
  • Baroness Bryony Worthington, Labour Energy, House of Lords

Further speakers will be announced shortly.

During the afternoon delegates will be able to take part in one of the following workshop sessions:

Infrastructure for the green economy

Where do we most need new green investment, and what needs to change if it is to be secured?

Greenworkplaces for a sustainable future

Going green at work pays off in environmental and bottom line benefits – this workshop will discuss how it’s done. 

Green technology – are we falling behind?

What difference could new green technologies make – and why do we need them? 

Low carbon energy – what needs to change?

What do experts say that a low-carbon energy policy should look like?

Have questions about Green Growth: No Turning Back? Contact Trades Union Congress (TUC)

When & Where

TUC Congress House
Great Russell St
United Kingdom

Monday, October 21, 2013 from 9:15 AM to 4:00 PM (BST)

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The TUC is the voice of Britain at work. With 53 affiliated unions representing 6.2 million working people from all walks of life, we campaign for a fair deal at work and for social justice at home and abroad.

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