Climate, COP and Carbon

28th February | 6pm-8pm | Future Leap Gloucester Road, Bristol

We find ourselves faced with the most critical challenge in the form of the climate and ecological crises, and the actions we take now will have significant repercussions for generations to come.

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At COP27, countries came together to take action towards achieving the world’s collective climate goals. What can we learn from the result?


Building a more sustainable future requires businesses to work together.


Companies need to make long-term, science-based targets to reach net zero and support the carbon reduction of the planet.


The business community must also empower and support young people, futureproofing our planet for years to come.


Join us for an evening of talks with Mike Barry, Catalyse Change and Future Leap to discuss climate, COP and carbon reduction.


Future Leap offers a spacious, covid-compliant event space with MHVR air conditioning units which take out old air and bring new air in. We also have reduced our capacity so you can be mindful of each other’s space.


6 – 6:20pm – Registration, Networking, Refreshments

6:20pm – 6:30pm – Welcome

6:30pm – 6:45pm – Mike Barry – an overview of the agreements and progress made at COP27 (virtual attendance)

6:45pm – 7pm – Future Leap Consultancy – how businesses can accelerate their carbon reductions

7pm – 7:15pm – Traci Lewis and Amelia Crews, Catalyse Change- empowering young people in green careers, reducing inequality, reducing the skills gap and creating stronger green communities

7:15pm – 7:45pm – Q&A

7:45pm – 7:50pm – 60 Second Pitches

7:50pm – 7:55pm – Close

7:55pm – 8:30pm – Optional Extra Networking

Meet The Speakers!

Mike Barry

Mike is a leader in sustainable change. One of the pioneers of green business in the corporate world he helped to develop, launch and implement Marks and Spencer’s ground-breaking sustainability programme, Plan A. During his career he has shown exceptional drive, integrity and personal resilience throughout periods of management change, takeover battles and challenging trading. He has developed excellent leadership skills and has demonstrated his ambition and passion to build a more sustainable future. Upon leaving M&S he formed mikebarryeco ltd in order to support organisations across society and the economy to deliver sustainable change.

Future Leap Consultancy

Future Leap and its team of consultants are dedicated to helping businesses accelerate their sustainability journeys and their progression towards net-zero. We offer a range of services that can help businesses measure, monitor and reduce their carbon impact whilst still ensuring that their economic and strategic objectives can be met.

Traci Lewis, Catalyse Change

Traci Lewis is the Co-Founder and Director of Catalyse Change. She helps brilliant purpose-led women to succeed in their sustainability career or social business, by delivering business & mindset start-up coaching, workshops & courses. 

Amelia Crews, Catalyse Change Ambassador

Amelia Crews is a young climate advocate working in community energy and environmental communications. She is a Catalyse Change Ambassador, after completing their programme a few years ago.

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We have included a £1 carbon offsetting fee to all event tickets in our commitment to being carbon neutral in our operations. You can find out about our chosen charity here.

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If you require a complimentary carers/assistant ticket, please email at least one week in advance and we will be happy to support you!

Agenda and speaker changes sometimes happen out of our control. We reserve the right to make these changes at any time.

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