Morning, Thursday, 12th December 2019
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference examines the next steps, practicalities and likely impact for cutting emissions in Wales, looking at:
- The transition to a low carbon economy and meeting Wales’ first carbon budget; and
- Infrastructure priorities to support both environmental aims and growth in the Welsh economy.
The agenda and keynote speakers
Keynote contributions on:
- Priorities for enabling Climate Change preparedness - with Ceri Davies, Executive Director, Evidence, Policy and Permitting Directorate, Natural Resources Wales;
- Making changes in everyday life in order to tackle climate change - with Prof. Lorraine Whitmarsh, Director, Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations, Cardiff University;
- Supporting the Welsh economy alongside decarbonisation and clean energy production - with John Lloyd Jones, Chair, National Infrastructure Commission for Wales.
Further sessions focus on:
- Collaboration and environmental governance post-Brexit;
- The roles of the public sector, business and communities in moving towards a low-carbon economy - transport, energy efficiency and local decarbonisation projects;
- Growth, sustainability and driving forward energy projects - planning, securing investment and utilising growth deals; and
- The way forward for energy policy in Wales.
- Housing - Jonathan Williams, Head of Projects, Active Building Centre - on lessons from the Active Homes Neath project, on energy efficiency and production in social housing;
- Transport - Fergus Worthy, Senior Transport Consultant, Cenex - on low emission vehicles, in the context of the aim for a zero emission bus, taxi and private hire vehicle fleet by 2028;
- Involving young people - Sion Sleep, Environmental Leadership Programme, UpRising Cymru - on opportunities for young people to have more of a voice and involvement in tackling climate change and meeting sustainability goals in Wales; and
- Everyday life changes - Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh, Director, Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations, Cardiff University - on the work of the recently-established centre on areas such as consumption of goods and physical products, food and diet, travel, and heating and cooling in buildings.