Date(s) - 07/11/2019
This conference on 7 November will consider: What are the implications for business? What are the threats? What are the opportunities? How will it impact on our daily lives and quality of life?
We will look at examples of activity already taking place in the public and private sector and hear from the West Midlands Combined Authority on their commitment to action.
With support and interest in the event already gathering momentum, our programme of specialist subject speakers plus representatives of key business sectors is well under development. They will tell us how they expect +1.5 degrees will affect us all – and how they are taking action now
Programme – Morning
Welcome – Professor Rashid Gatrad, OBE Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands & leader of the WASUP project
Chair – Beverley Nielsen Executive Director of the Institute of Design and Economic Acceleration at Birmingham City University
The consequences of Climate Change
John Firth , Co-founder and CEO of Acclimatise
Liz Parkes, Deputy Director Climate Change & Business Services, Environment Agency
Companies and Organisations Taking Action
Dr Paul Brooks, Group Director; Health, Safety & Environment, Tata Group
Nicky Philpott , Director, UK Health Alliance on Climate Change
Alexa Torlo Head of New Product Development The Steamhouse BCU
Professor Martin Freer , Director, Birmingham Energy Institute, University of Birmingham
Harvir Sahota Managing Director Mahirs Experience
Tom Bradley External Affairs Manager Cadent Gas
Dr Simon Slater Head of Environment West Midlands Combined Authority
Regional Commitment to Action
Representative of the WMCA
More speakers to be announced shortly
Afternoon – Regional Mayor Hustings event
Candidates standing in the election for West Midlands Regional Mayor will be invited to speak for five minutes on the subject of climate change and its impact on the region. The session then becomes an open debate involving all delegates.
To register for a free place click here.