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London Climate Action Week’s largest multi-stakeholder event.
The Climate Innovation Forum returns for the third year, as an online event during London Climate Action Week, to build critical momentum ahead of COP26.
The 3-day agenda focuses on the UK’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution – exploring how we can build back better, support green jobs, and accelerate our path to net zero – whilst harnessing the power of London for global climate action.
Connect with more than 5,000 senior policy makers from local authorities, national UK government, investors, climate-tech solution providers, heads of sustainability from FTSE 500 companies, and NGO’s in order to close the gap between ambition and action.
Emma Howard Boyd
Emma Howard Boyd is Chair of the Environment Agency, an Ex officio board member of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, an Advisor to the Board of Trade and Global Ambassador for Race to Zero and Race to Resilience. Emma is a board member or advisor to many organisations including The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project, the Green Finance Institute, the Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment, the Centre for Greening Finance and Investment, the Council for Sustainable Business, the European Climate Foundation, and Menhaden PLC. Emma was the UK Commissioner to the Global Commission on Adaptation from 2018 until its sunset in January 2021. Previously, Emma was Chair of Trustees at ShareAction from 2015 to 2018, Vice-Chair of the Future Cities Capital from 2013 and 2018, and acting as a Non-Executive Director at the Aldersgate Group and Thrive Renewables (previously Triodos Renewables).
Climate Change Committee
Chris Stark is the Chief Executive of the UK Climate Change Committee (CCC), the independent authority on tackling climate change under the UK’s Climate Change Act. Chris leads a team of analysts and specialists, offering expert insight into the challenges of reducing UK emissions and adapting to the changing climate.
Chris led the CCC’s work to recommend a ‘Net Zero’ target for the UK – and has since directed detailed analysis and advice on the UK’s path to carbon neutrality. He speaks regularly on the transition to a zero carbon economy and the need to confront climate change with urgency.
Chris has wide experience in government. He has designed economic policy in Whitehall, including in HM Treasury and the former Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. He was previously Director of Energy and Climate Change in the Scottish Government, leading the development of the Scottish energy and climate strategies.
Director General,Net Zero Buildings and Industry
UK Department for Business, Energy, Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Ben is the acting Director General for Net Zero Buildings and Industry at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, where he is responsible for the Government’s programme to decarbonise the UK’s 30 million buildings and its industrial base. He has spent the last decade working on energy and climate policy, as well as having spent time in the energy industry as Director of External Policy for an international renewable electricity developer. Prior to his current role, Ben was previously head of core strategy and carbon budgets at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, and has worked across a range of Government policies from childcare to family law, before moving to work on energy policy.
The Prime Minister's Finance Advisor for COP26
Mark Carney is currently the UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and Prime Minister Johnson’s Finance Adviser for COP26. Mark is a member of the Arnhold Distinguished Fellowship Program Board within Conservation International. He is also an external member of Stripe’s Board, a global technology company building economic infrastructure for the internet.
Mark was previously Governor of the Bank of England (from 2013 to 2020), and Governor of the Bank of Canada (from 2008 to 2013).
Internationally, Mark was Chair of the Financial Stability Board (from 2011 to 2018), He chaired the Global Economy Meeting and Economic Consultative Committee of the Bank for International Settlements (from 2018-2020) and was First Vice-Chair of the European Systemic Risk Board (from 2013-2020). He is Vice Chair of Brookfield Asset Management and a member of the Global Advisory Board of PIMCO, the Group of Thirty, the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, as well as the boards of Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Hoffman Institute for Global Business and Society at INSEAD.
Mark was born in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada in 1965. After growing up in Edmonton, Alberta, he obtained a bachelor degree in Economics from Harvard and masters and doctorate degrees in Economics from Oxford.
After a thirteen-year career with Goldman Sachs, Mark was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada in 2003. In 2004, he became Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Finance. He held this position until his appointment as Governor of the Bank of Canada in February 2008.
Reviewing the UK’s progress in reaching net zero and opportunities presented by the UK’s 10-Point Plan.
The Forum will review London and the UK’s progress in reaching net zero, the successes and opportunities presented by the UK’s 10-Point Plan.
Plenary sessions: Keynote presentations, fireside chats and high-level panel debates focusing on the UK’s net zero strategy. Speakers will discuss how the UK could lead the global green economy, what must be achieved in the short term, and why public-private partnerships driven by business innovation will be crucial to achieve the government’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.
Industry tracks: split into concurrent deep dive industry tracks with climate leader interviews and panel debates. Explore the policy mechanisms, technologies, business innovations and financing structures needed to accelerate the UK’s path to net zero.
- Tuesday 29 June: Energy Transition and Green Finance Hub
- Wednesday 30 June: Green Homes & Buildings and Transport Decarbonisation Plan
- Thursday 1 July: Nature-Based Recovery and Industrial Hydrogen Strategy