The inaugural Climate Innovation Forum will take place in London as part of the first ever London Climate Action Week, 1-8 July 2019.
Announced by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, London Climate Action Week will bring together climate expertise and talent to focus on scaling up practical solutions and identify new solutions to help cut carbon emissions and support the Paris Agreement.
London has some of the most ambitious plans to tackle climate change in the world; the London Environment Strategy is compatible with the highest ambition of the Paris Agreement and commits London to being a zero carbon city by 2050.
Nationally, the UK remains at the top of the G20 leaderboard for its long-term decarbonisation rate since 2000, and the country is at the centre of low carbon innovation and green finance.
The Climate Innovation Forum 2019 will reinforce London – and the UK as a whole – as a world-leader in climate action and a hub for organisations working to find solutions to cut carbon emissions and adapt to the impact of climate change both locally and globally.
“Britain’s low-carbon economy could grow by as much as 11% a year up to 2030 – four times faster than the rest of the economy. And as other countries follow our lead and embrace our clean growth model, British businesses could be exporting £170bn-worth of low-carbon goods and services.”
“London Climate Action Week will put a global spotlight on London’s world-leading cluster of businesses and institutions working to address global climate change. For too long London-based organisations have worked in isolation. This event will help them work better together on global climate solutions and to engage more effectively with peers from across the world.”
“[The UK’s] world-leading clean growth strategy sets out how we’re investing more than £2.5bn in low-carbon innovation as part of the largest increase in public spending on science, research and innovation in over three decades, helping us lead the world in new technologies like carbon capture, smart grids and hydrogen fuel cells.”
“I welcome the Mayor’s invitation for organisations to run events during London Climate Action Week to showcase practical climate solutions and catalyse the innovation, action and collaboration needed for the city to reach its zero carbon, zero emissions and zero waste ambitions.”
“In order to protect London for future generations, we must take tough action now – we have already done some fantastic work, but there is lots more to do, and we need all Londoners, and the government, to play their part.”
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