The Decarbonisation Effect: Powering the future growth of the South West

The Decarbonisation Effect: Powering the future growth of the South West

Friday 24th of May | 8:00 - 16:15 | Burges Salmon, One Gass Wharf, BS2 0ZX

We are delighted to announce, due to additional funding for the event attendence is now free. Demand is likely to be high and the event is restricted by capacity, please book early to avoid disapointment.

The event will explore the opportunity to power the South-West economy on the back of decarbonisation of the region. It will cover:

  • the central pillars of an economic development ‘greenprint’ to enable the region’s economy to take full advantage of decarbonisation;
  • financing the region’s decarbonisation revolution;
  • establishing the South-West as the hot bed for environmental technology innovations;
  • the primary policies needed to support the growth of a low carbon economy in the region;
  • removing the barriers that have the potential to stand in the way of a high performing decarbonisation-powered economy so that future growth opportunities can be maximised;
  • the skills and local supply chains that need to be established to support the progress of decarbonisation and therefore the South West economy.

Please note:

  • Tickets are limited to 2 per company.


08:00 – 08:30

Registration, networking, tea and coffee

08:30 – 08:45

Welcome by the hosts

08:35 – 08:45

Address by the Chair

08:45 – 09:05

Keynote: Decarbonisation – the South West’s place to play

Darren Jones, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Bristol North West MP

09:05 – 09:45

Establishing a ‘greenprint’ for a decarbonisation-powered economy

09:45 – 10:15

Coffee and networking

10:15 – 11:30

Keynote: (by headline sponsor tbc)

11:30 – 12:00

Financing the decarbonisation transition in the South West

James Close, Head of Climate Change, Nat West

12:00 – 12:45

Political manifestos for decarbonisation-enabled economic growth

12:45 – 13:05

Keynote: Policy priorities to support a growing regional green economy

Grahame Woods, Head of Energy & Sustainable Development, JBP

13:05 – 13:50

Lunch and networking

13:50 – 14:35

Tackling the barriers to green growth

14:35 – 15:15

Skilling up to support decarbonisation

15:15 – 16:00

Positioning the South West as a hub for decarbonisation-led tech innovations.

16:00 – 16:15

Closing remarks

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