Policy Forum for Wales

Energy policy in Wales and enabling the transition to a low carbon economy - priorities for cutting emissions, infrastructure and investment, and supporting the economy

Morning, Thursday, 12th December 2019

Central Cardiff

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.

Case studies


  • 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.


Keynote Speakers

Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh

Director, Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations, Cardiff University

John Lloyd Jones

Chair, National Infrastructure Commission for Wales

Ceri Davies

Executive Director, Evidence, Policy and Permitting Directorate, Natural Resources Wales

Keynote Speakers

Ceri Davies

Executive Director, Evidence, Policy and Permitting Directorate, Natural Resources Wales

Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh

Director, Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations, Cardiff University

John Lloyd Jones

Chair, National Infrastructure Commission for Wales

Will Hayward

Social Affairs Correspondent, WalesOnline

Chair

Mark Isherwood AM

Chair, Cross-party Group on Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency

Speakers

Dr Martin Edlund

Chief Executive Officer, Minesto

Holly Cross

Projects Co-Manager and Director, Cwm Arian Renewable Energy

Senior speaker confirmed from Triple Point Heat Networks Investment Management

Will Ryan

Director, Planning, Savills

Sion Sleep

Environmental Leadership Programme, Uprising Cymru

Jonathan Williams

Head of Projects, Active Building Centre

Claire Gibson

Managing Director, Wave Hub

Oliver Lancaster

Manager, Future of Energy Project, Wales & West Utilities and Member, Business Council, Cardiff Capital Region

Fergus Worthy

Senior Transport Consultant, Cenex