Climate Change Conference 2021
Nearly three quarters of councils have now declared a climate emergency and with the UK Government’s legally binding target to be net zero by 2050, local authorities are essential to tackling the huge impact of climate change. Decarbonisation must now be an integral part of projects, service delivery and investment, so that local government can take a key role in driving sustainable development that meets the needs of the environment as well as those of local communities and businesses. As the UK prepares to host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference in November 2021, councils have a significant responsibility to translate national net zero ambitions into local action by putting the environment at the heart of everything they do.
LLG’s Climate Change Conference 2021 will provide a fascinating, practical exploration of a wide variety of innovative projects being implemented across the country. Co-chaired by leading climate change consultant, Stephen Cirell, the conference will feature a series of engaging webinar presentations and Q&A sessions with leading speakers, providing an insightful, stimulating day on the most up-to-date decarbonisation schemes and strategies.
The conference will begin with a session from Lee Gordon, Partner at Weightmans and Martin Land from Liverpool City Region Combined Authority on the Mersey Tidal Power project. We’ll then hear from Nathan Bradberry and Andrew Spicer from Bevan Brittan, together with Tim Starley-Grainger from Haringey Council, on district energy and the lessons learned from their projects in this area. Christopher Paul and Megan Coulton from Trowers & Hamlins will then discuss EV infrastructure and agreements for EV charging points.
The afternoon conference will feature an exploration of D2 Grids, a 5th generation district heating and cooling project in Nottingham, with James Wood-Robertson, Partner at Shoosmiths, including running a feasibility study on a first of a kind project and the assessment of risk and governance. The conference will conclude with a session from Michael Gallagher, Regional Energy Projects Manager at the Midlands Energy Hub, who will discuss various energy projects from a strategic angle, including EVs, mine energy and district heating, as well as the low carbon and environmental goods and service sector, green finance, and skills and training.
Attendees will receive login details for all sessions once they have registered. Whilst this event will be held across one day, all sessions will be recorded and made available to download after the event, providing the opportunity either to engage for the whole day or to attend selected sessions on the day and then catch up in your own time.
This conference will be of interest to lawyers working in projects, infrastructure and regeneration teams, planning lawyers, project managers, energy directors and energy team members, sustainability officers, those working in estates and property, and anyone working with partners and local communities on environmental sustainability.
Climate Change Conference 2021
30 April 2021 | 09:15 - 16:30