Connecting leaders in policy, finance and innovation to drive the UK’s net zero transition

Registered Attendees
5000

Registered Attendees

Hours of Content
50+

Hours of Content

Content Stages
2

Content Stages

London Climate Action Week’s largest multi-stakeholder event.

The Climate Innovation Forum returns for the third year, as a hybrid event during London Climate Action Week, to build critical momentum ahead of COP26. The 3-day agenda will focus 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.

With over 150 speakers and more than 50 partners, the Forum will include high-level plenary sessions and deep-dive industry tracks, a digital exhibition, virtual networking and climate boardrooms (roundtables). 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.

 

Featured Speakers


3 days. 2 stages. 50 hours of content.


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: Each morning the Climate Action Stage will feature 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: The afternoons will split into concurrent deep dive industry tracks with climate leader interviews and panel debates exploring the policy mechanisms, technologies, business innovations and financing structures needed to accelerate the UK’s path to net zero.

 

Industry Tracks


The Energy Track asks whether the new energy roadmap will create a decisive and permanent shift away from fossil fuels and examines if the 10-Point Plan supports innovation in the energy sector, encourages greater public-private innovation, and continues to accelerate emission reductions across the UK?

The 10-Point Plan and the Treasury seem to recognise the role of financial institutions in steering the country towards a green recovery and to prioritise green growth. This Track explores whether these commitments go far enough to support, finance and fund the transition to a net zero economy.

Explore how greater public-private cooperation and new financing mechanisms can be reinvigorated and reinvented to catalyse change in our housing and commercial building stock to contribute to the UK’s Net Zero transition under the Prime Minister’s 10-Point Plan.


Multi-modal synergies and systematic cross-sector collaboration can accelerate the drive toward a net zero transport network. This Track is designed to strengthen cross-sector partnerships to co-design, build and finance transportation infrastructure fit for the future.

Examine ways in which we can rebalance the books between ecology and the economy, identifying nature-based recovery pathways that will boost biodiversity, create green jobs, educate future generations and inject the green recovery efforts with natural stimulus.

The £171 Million Industrial Decarbonisation Fund will be of particular interest to local and regional governments, industrial stakeholders, and investors alike. Discover how best to utilise these new funds, will it be enough to lead the race to a hydrogen-based economy?

Forum Features


Audience Interaction

Our event format enables multilateral engagement between the speakers, moderators, the digital audience and in-person attendees. Live Q&A, polling and peer to peer messaging amplifies the opportunities for attendees to learn, share and participate in sessions.

Networking

We encourage the use of our next generation matchmaking tool to connect with and schedule meetings directly with attendees. In addition, partners at strategic level and above may make use of our concierge service to facilitate a select number of personalised direct introductions.

Climate Boardrooms

Climate Boardrooms are intimate roundtable events for 6-12 participants, plus a moderator, that can be exclusively hosted by a sponsor. Topics will reflect the daily Forum themes, or can be created on a bespoke basis. To find out more, please contact the Climate Action team.

Breathing Space


The 2021 Forum will include a critical focus on air pollution and air quality in cities, in partnership with the UN BreatheLife Campaign – a global campaign protecting our health and our planet from the effects of air pollution. London is the world’s first mega city to target the WHO’s air quality guidelines and Mayor Sadiq Khan has committed to doubling spend on air quality initiatives over the next five years. The Forum’s daily, hour-long sessions will focus on London’s progress in meeting these targets, and share success stories from other cities including monitoring, technological solutions and effective public policies.
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