Investing in the UK green economy: challenges and next steps for policy will take place on January 22, 2015, at Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, in London UK. Hosted by Westminster Forum Projects (WFP), this CDP certified conference aims to provide a timely opportunity to examine the progress and next steps in the ongoing transition towards a green and low carbon UK economy – examining the remaining challenges in meeting 2020 objectives, implications for sustainable investment with ongoing negotiations for 2030 targets, and priorities for Government policy in the next Parliament.
The guest of honor will be Hannah Brown, Head of Industry & Development, Office of Renewable Energy Deployment, Department of Energy and Climate Change
This conference will provide a timely opportunity to examine the progress and next steps in the ongoing transition towards a green and low carbon UK economy – examining the remaining challenges in meeting 2020 objectives, implications for sustainable investment with ongoing negotiations for 2030 targets, and priorities for Government policy in the next Parliament.
As the UK Green Investment Bank continues its investment in sustainable projects, delegates will assess the UK GIB potentially gaining borrowing powers from 2016 and what this would mean for future projects.
Further sessions will bring out latest thinking on decarbonisation within manufacturing sectors and more widely; progress on development and deployment of low carbon technology; and the availability of finance, both domestically and internationally, for new sustainable infrastructure projects.
Hannah Brown, Head of Industry & Development, Office of Renewable Energy Deployment, Department of Energy and Climate Change
Oliver Griffiths, Head of Government Affairs and Policy, UK Green Investment Bank
Professor Paul Ekins, Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy and Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London and Deputy Director, UK Energy Research Centre
Tom Murley, Head of Renewable Energy, HgCapital
Nathan Palmer, Director of Bulk and Packaged Gases, BOC
Peter Young, Chairman, Aldersgate Group and Member, Green Economy Council
Michelle T Davies, Partner and Head of the Clean Energy and Sustainability Group, Eversheds
Bernard Hughes, Communications Director, The Green Deal Finance Company
Dr Philip Longhurst, Reader in Environmental Technology, School of Energy, Environment and Agrifood, Cranfield University
Nick Mabey, Chief Executive, E3G
Rosie McGlynn, Head of Smart Energy and Networks Programme, Energy UK
Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive, Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association
Andrew Sims, Head of Environmental Sustainability, Energy & Utility Skills Group
Robin Smale, Director, Vivid Economics
Jessica Strömbäck, Executive Director, Smart Energy Demand Coalition
Luke Warren, Chief Executive, Carbon Capture and Storage Association
Rt Hon the Lord Deben, Chairman, Committee on Climate Change and former Secretary of State for Environment
Albert Owen MP (Ynys Môn), Member, Energy and Climate Change Select Committee
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