Connecting leaders in business, policy and finance to drive net zero innovation
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Innovation. Collaboration. Action.
Returning for the fourth year, the Climate Innovation Forum is a flagship event of London Climate Action Week 2022, bringing together senior public and private sector decision makers to accelerate the delivery of net zero commitments. The event – with an in-person audience of 700 and 3,000 on-demand global views – is a critical touchpoint between COP26 and COP27.
The Forum looked at core pathways to net zero and the delivery of the Glasgow Breakthroughs, shining a spotlight on the urgency of innovation.
Bringing together policy-makers, investors, climate-tech solution providers, business leaders and multilateral organisations, the action-orientated event will showcase what’s actually working to close the gap between ambition and action – exploring the creation and adoption of innovative technologies, processes and business models to reach net zero at the scale and pace needed.
Watch the Climate Innovation Forum to be inspired, to drumbeat, to connect and to do business. Be part of the action!
Event Aims & Overview:
The Forum was a critical touchpoint between COP26 and COP27, reflecting on the promises made at COP26 and the importance of the Glasgow Breakthroughs across power, road transport, hydrogen, steel, and agriculture sectors. The Forum showcased innovation and finance solutions that are closing the gap between ambition and action, within cities and across supply chains.
- Connect climate tech and low carbon solution providers with public and private sector organisations striving to achieve net zero targets
- Drumbeat successes: to highlight what’s actually working to close the gap between ambition and action
- Identify key investment and business opportunities around the Glasgow Breakthrough Agenda.
- Maintain momentum between COP26 and COP27
- Showcase innovation from the UK’s leading climate start-ups and scale-ups
- Promote effective policy at local, regional and national level to advance, accelerate and scale low carbon projects and innovations.
Innovation for the Glasgow Breakthrough Agenda
Financing Net Zero
Decarbonising Supply Chains
Digitisation for Net Zero
Net Zero Cities
Innovation for 1.5 Degrees
Chief Marketing Officer
Climate Bonds Initiative
Sean Kidney is CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, an international NGO, working to mobilize global capital for climate action. Projects include a green bond definitions and certification scheme with $34 trillion of assets represented on its Board; working with the Chinese central bank on how to grow green bonds in China; market development programs in Brazil, Mexico, ASEAN and Africa; and market tracking services for the green bonds industry. He is a member of the European Commission’s Platform on Sustainable Finance, and was a member of its predecessors, the 2017 EU High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance and the EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance. He is also a member of green finance committees in China, India, Mexico and Kazakhstan. Sean is also a Professor in Practice at SOAS University of London.
Director of Technology and Innovation
Engineering Team Lead
Brad is an experienced DevOps and Reliability Engineering leader with a passion for improving engineering infrastructure and systems. With a degree in computer systems and networks, Brad worked for Xerox and Linux before becoming one of the first members of the Speechmatics growth story over 7 years ago.
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre
The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has revealed the first six start-ups that will be backed by its member companies as part of the first ever Innovandi ‘Open Challenge’ in the race to ‘net zero’ by 2050.
UK Cities Climate Investment Commission and Net Zero Programmes
Zoe Jennings is Head of Climate Investment for the UK Cities Climate Investment Commission at the Connected Places Catapult. She has over 25 years of experience working and leading strategic energy and climate change programmes, in both the public and private sectors. As Head of Climate Investment at the Connected Places Catapult she works at the interface between local government and business, seeking to leverage the combined scale of cities to mobilise finance and drive investment into low and net zero carbon projects across UK’s cities.
Previously Zoe worked in local and London government for 15 years, including the GLA and the London Development Agency on climate mitigation and energy, air quality and waste programmes. She led the Mayor’s London Hydrogen Partnership and launched the first national RE:FIT framework, enabling retrofitting of public sector buildings at scale.
Before joining the Connected Places Catapult, Zoe led the SETsquared Partnership Scale-Up Programme at the University of Surrey, supporting ambitious businesses to grow through engagement with research and academia, large corporates, investors, and Government.
Senior Director, Europe
Julia has been working in the field of climate and energy for the past two decades, focused on decarbonizing the industry sector. She is an experienced business developer with a track record of spearheading international projects and integrating sustainability and innovation into businesses and governments strategies.
Julia joined Breakthrough Energy in 2018. She has been shaping and implementing the organization’s activities and partnerships in Europe as well as internationally.
Prior to Breakthrough Energy, Julia served in a variety of leadership roles in the climate and energy sector – heading industry and energy innovation programs at the European Climate Foundation, ClimateWorks Foundation, and the Institute for Industrial Productivity. She started her career as an analyst at the International Energy Agency. She has worked internationally with projects in Europe, China and India.
Julia holds a PhD with distinction in Economics and Industrial Strategy and a Masters in Corporate Strategy and Industrial Organisation from University Paris Dauphine.
Attended by the world's leading organisations
"The sooner we begin to get our corporations to come together… the faster we're going to stand the chance of meeting this challenge."
"Net zero isn't about withdrawing from the economy, but it's actually more about engaging with the economy. We're not going to shrink ourselves to net zero, we need to invest and grow ourselves to net zero."
"I do believe there has been a fundamental change in the last 12 to 18 months, and now we've got to turn that passion, that hope, into tangible action."