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Wednesday 6 November 2019

Climate Change – Turning Consequences into Solutions

When: Wednesday 6th Nov, 9-3.30pm

Where: Tally Ho, Pershore Road, Birmingham. B5 7RN

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Climate Change is most definitely on the agenda following last December’s UN dire warning that global warming could reach 1.5 degrees C increase over pre industrialisation temperatures by 2030. That’s just 11 years from now – it really is time to act.

This conference will consider:

What are the consequences of climate change – what are the implications for business , what are the threats? What are the opportunities? & How will it impact on our daily lives and quality of life?

We will look at examples of activity already taking place in the public and private sector and hear from the West Midlands Combined Authority on their commitment to action. With support and interest in the event already gathering momentum, our programme of specialist subject speakers plus representatives of key business sectors is well under development. They will tell us how they expect +1.5 degrees will affect us all – and how they are taking action now.


Programme – Morning

Welcome – Professor Rashid Gatrad, OBE Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands & leader of the WASUP project
Chair – Beverley Nielsen Executive Director of the Institute of Design and Economic Acceleration at Birmingham City University

The consequences of Climate Change

John Firth , Co-founder and CEO of Acclimatise
Liz Parkes, Deputy Director Climate Change & Business Services, Environment Agency

Companies and Organisations Taking Action

Paul Dockerill , Director of Energy and Programme Management , whg
Paul Nicol , Director of AMC, whg
Simone Hindmarch Managing Director, Commercial Group
Dr Paul Brooks , Group Director; Health, Safety & Environment, Tata Group
Nicky Philpott , Director, UK Health Alliance on Climate Change
Michael Addison Director, Eco Birmingham
Clayton Shaw , Programme Manager, STEAMhouse , Birmingham City University
Professor Martin Freer , Director, Birmingham Energy Institute, University of Birmingham
Harvir Sahota Managing Director Mahirs Experience
Tom Bradley External Affairs Manager Cadent Gas
Dr Simon Slater Head of Environment West Midlands Combined Authority
Katie Hale President Sutton Coldfield Chamber of Commerce

Afternoon – Regional Mayor Hustings event

Candidates standing in the election for West Midlands Regional Mayor will be invited to speak for five minutes on the subject of climate change and its impact on the region. The session then becomes an open debate involving all delegates.


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