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Building Net Zero Cities

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Join us for this hybrid morning event during London Climate Action Week to discuss building net zero cities.

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Building net zero cities is a key part of the UK’s carbon neutrality commitments. Therefore, we are running this event in support of London Climate Action Week (LCAW) as one of their four event themes “building a Sustainable, Net Zero London” in support of all cities across the UK.

Bristol committed to reaching carbon neutrality by 2030, which included setting a carbon footprint baseline. Carbon target setting on a city-wide scale is complex, and Bristol has been a wonderful case study. How did this work and what can other cities learn?

What is the Sixth Carbon Budget and how can cities engage in this?

Additionally, on the ground level, how can businesses and organisations collaborate with each other and with local authorities to support a net zero goal?

While promising signs are emerging, cities are still being hard hit by Covid-19. Cities are transforming, whether for better or worse. One thing is certain though, there will be no going back to how things were. LCAW aims to explore how London can build back after so much change, a theme that can be explored across all cities.

We are welcoming CSE, Vattenfall and Anthesis Group to speak at this event.

Expect informative talks, valuable networking opportunities and inspiring discussions to further support your ability to discover, collaborate and innovate.

More information to be announced.

Government guideline and pandemic dependent, this event will take place physically and virtually. Both options offer the full event experience, including networking, Q&A and our famous 60 second pitches. Virtual attendees will need to B-Y-O-Breakfast!

If you purchase a physical ticket but the event is moved fully online, you can choose to have your ticket fully refunded or attend virtually with a partial-refund.


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Simon Roberts OBE, Chief Executive, Centre for Sustainable Energy

Setting a carbon target for a city has shifted from ‘what could we do?’ to ‘what should we do?’ This shift has been driven by public demand for strong political statements of intent for more urgent change. But ask most ‘expert’ consultants, BEIS or Ofgem officials and they generally dismiss these local ambitions as unrealistic and unachievable (however well-meaning). Simon will propose that this is because they (and often local authorities themselves) have too narrow a perspective of what drives change and too limited a sense of a city’s potential agency.

Rufus Ford, Account Director, Vattenfall

Heat networks are one important tool for decarbonising cities. We have top down carbon targets (carbon budgets) and emerging heat networks policy and regulation. We also have local carbon targets, local policy and local delivery. My talk will explore how these should align to drive investment in, and development of, low carbon heat networks at the pace we need to build net zero cities.

Sara Telahoun, Anthesis Group

Currently, over 70% of local authorities in the UK have declared a climate emergency and many have now taken the next step by developing climate action plans. I will explore what steps councils need to take to ensure their action plans are consultative, robust and engage key stakeholders such as the public and businesses on their role in climate action. I will provide examples of where councils have worked collaboratively with the private sector to activate climate action locally and drive implementation forwards.

Agenda

07:45 – 08:10 - Registration, Breakfast and Networking

[Online Attendees: 07:45 – 07:50 Registration, 07:50 – 08:10 Group Networking]

08:10 - 08:20 - Introduction

08:20 - 08:35 – Rufus Ford, Vattenfall

08:35 – 08:50 – Simon Roberts, CSE

08:50 - 09:05 - Sara Telahoun, Anthesis Group

09:05 - 09:35 - Questions

09:35 - 09:40 - 60 Second Pitches

09:40 - 09:45 - Close

09:45 - 10:15 - Networking and Refreshments – Lessons Learned

[Online Attendees: 09:45 – 10:05 – Group Networking]

Meet The Speakers!

Simon Roberts OBE, Chief Executive, Centre for Sustainable Energy

Simon has spent the last 35 years’ experience helping people, organisations and policy-makers develop effective responses to the climate emergency and to the misery of cold homes. He has been Chief Executive of the Bristol-based national charity the Centre for Sustainable Energy since 2002, after senior roles for Triodos Bank and Friends of the Earth. He has recently led the team analysing what needs to happen in Bristol to meet the city’s target of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and was lead author of Local Area Energy Planning: The Method for Ofgem.

Rufus Ford, Account Director, Vattenfall

Vattenfall Heat UK was established in 2018 to work with cities, developers, and supply chain partners to assess the long-term opportunities for low-carbon district heating and transform them into reality. We are part of the Vattenfall group, a Swedish state-owned utility with 1.8m heat customers across Europe and a commitment to enable fossil free living within one generation.

Rufus has worked in the low carbon energy sector for over 15 years. At Vattenfall he identifies and develops new heat network opportunities with partners including Local Authorities, private developers and organisations with sources of waste heat.

Sara Telahoun, Principal Consultant, Anthesis Group

Sara is a Climate Change Consultant who supports local governments with climate action planning and strategies for decarbonisation. Her background is in climate change reporting and greenhouse gas emissions accounting, having previously worked for a global NGO leading workshops and environmental reporting for international city officials on climate mitigation and adaptation. Sara is certified by the World Bank and World Resources Institute as a City Climate Planner and Urban GHG Inventory Specialist. She is also a member of Bristol City Council’s Environmental Board, where she supports the development of the One City Climate Strategy and advises on methods to accelerate action towards the city’s goals including net zero emissions by 2030.

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Date and time

Location

Future Leap & Online (Hybrid Event)

1-3 Gloucester Road

Redcliffe

Bristol

BS7 8AA

United Kingdom

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Refund policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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