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Past Climate Change & Sutainability Forum sessions

Date 26/09/2017  
Theme ‘Wind and solar energy: the global rise of the two prominent clean energy sources in the overall energy mix’  
Speakers Gregg Taylor, Associate, Sustainable Places & Energy, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Barny Evans, Head of Sustainable Places, Energy and Waste, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff and Mark Jones, CEO, EWT (Emergya Wind Technologies) L.V.  
Additional Resources 'Wind and Solar in the Energy Mix' article in INFO Magazine Nov/Dec 2017  

 
Date 04/09/2017  
Theme Site visit - Olympic Park Energy Centre, London (organised with ENGIE UK & Ireland)  
Additional Resources 'SITE VISIT: Olympic Park Energy Centre' article in INFO Magazine Nov/Dec 2017  

 
Date 20/06/2017  
Theme 'Energy efficiency: the forgotten priority'  
Speaker George Adams, Director of Energy and Engineering, SPIE UK and Anne-France Kennedy, Director, ON5 Company  
Additional Resources 'Energy efficiency: the forgotten priority' article in INFO Magazine Sep/Oct 2017  

 
Date   27 April 2017  
Theme   Agriculture and Climate Change: post COP23  
Speaker  Eric Giry, Agricultural Counsellor for the United Kingdom and Ireland, French Embassy

 

 
Additional Resources 'Tackling climate change through agriculture' article in INFO Magazine Jul/Aug 2017  

 
Date  14 March 2017  
Theme  From Kyoto to Paris: Reflections on 20 Years of Climate Policy and the Looming Risk to Business  
Speaker Dr Charles Donovan, Director, Centre for Climate Finance and Investment, Imperial College Business School  
Additional Resources 'The end of fossil fuels?article in INFO Magazine May/Jun 2017  

 
Date 24 November 2016  
Theme Smart Cities  
Speaker Michael Dodd, Head of Section, Markets and Policy Development, DNV GL  
Additional Ressources 'Building smarter citiesarticle in INFO Magazine Jan/Feb 2017  

 
Date 27 September 2016  
Theme Update on the science behind Climate Change: the Met Office  
Speaker Katy Richardson, Applied Climate Scientist, The Met Office  
Additional Ressources 'What is the science behind climate change?' article in INFO Magazine Nov/Dec 2016  

 
Date 3 August 2016  
Theme Visit of Dungeness B Nuclear Power Station  
Additional Ressources 'A visit to Dungeness B nuclear station' article in INFO Magazine Sep/Oct 2016
 

Date 14 June 2016  
Theme 'The view from Insurance companies'  
Speaker Nassim Amara, Head of Sales, Climate Secure and Birgit Roeper-Gruener, Director, Insurance Ratings at S&P Global Ratings  
Additional Ressources 'The view from insurersarticle in INFO Magazine Sep/Oct 2016
 

Date 26/04/2016  
Theme  To winning hearts and minds around Climate Change  
Speaker  Stephanie Godderidge, Climate & Us Programme Manager, EDF Energy  
Additional Ressources  'What is your climate story?' article in INFO Magazine Jul/Aug 2016  

Date 22/03/2016  
Theme  The view from the Green Investment Bank  
Speaker Laurence Mulliez, NED, Green Investment Bank  
Additional Resources  'The view from the Green Investment Bank and "Climate Change Ready"' article in INFO Magazine May/Jun 2016
 

Date 9/02/2016  
Theme 'Lessons from COP21'  
Speakers

Robert Milnes, Manager, Climate Change & Sustainability, PwC
and Ruth Mhlanga, Private Sector Policy Advisor, Oxfam

 
Additional Resources 'Outcome and implications of COP21article in INFO Magazine Mar/Apr 2016
'Climate change is everyone's businessarticle in INFO Magazine Mar/Apr 2016
 

Date 24/11/2015  
Theme  'Adaptation in Climate Change'   
Speaker  Richard Brown, Chairman of Department for Transport Franchising Advisory Panel  
Additional Resources  'Climate Change adaptation: the case of UK transportationarticle in INFO Magazine Jan/Feb 2016
 

Date 20/10/2015  
Theme 'Tidal Lagoon Power, a new landscape of energy in the UK'  
Speaker  Paul Leslie, Development Director Northern France, Tidal Lagoon Power  
Additional Resources 'Tidal Lagon Power – a new solution to an immediate problem' article in INFO Magazine Jan/Feb 2016  


Date 08/09/2015  
Theme  'Multi-comfort house and buildings' Visit of Saint Gobain's Innovation Centre in London  
Speaker  Richard Halderthay, Director of Communications, Saint-Gobain Delegation UK, Ireland & South Africa  
Additional Resources  'Visit to Saint-Gobain’s Innovation Centre in London' article in INFO Magazine Nov/Dec 2015  

Date 09/06/2015  
Theme 'COP 21'  
Speakers

Benoît Ronez, Energy and Climate Attaché, French Embassy
Robert Milnes, Manager specialised in Climate Change and Sustainability, PwC

 
Additional Resources 'COP21: Analysis of the UN negotiations’ impact on business' article in INFO Magazine Jul/Aug 2015
 

 

Date

14/04/2015  
Theme 'Energy storage: how new batteries can unlock the renewable market'  
Speaker Scott McGregor, CEO, Camco Clean Energy  

Date 10/02/2015  
Theme 'Passenger travel in London'  
Speaker Lilli Matson, Head of Delivery Planning, Transport for London  
Additional Resources Concepts and challenges in reducing CO2 from surface transport in London presentation by Lilli Matson  

Date 02/12/2014  
Theme  'The Juncker € 300 billion plan and the bio energy megatrend - Business and investments opportunities in Europe’  
Speaker  Jean-Michel Sylvestre, Chairman & CEO of Charmont Investments  
Additional Resources  'PARIS 2015 CLIMATE CONFERENCE: THE BUSINESS VIEW AND THE REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT' article in INFO Magazine May/Jun 2015  

Date 21/10/2014  
Theme 'Tidal Energy'  
Speaker Rob Stevenson, Vice-President, Ocean Energy, Alstom Power  
Additional Resources Ocean Energy Overview presentation by Rob Stevenson
'Tidal energy' article in INFO Magazine Jan/Feb 2015
 

Date 09/09/2014  
Theme 'The green economy - how to finance sustainability?'  
Speakers  James Cameron, Chairman of Climate Change Capital and Josué Tanaka, Managing Director, Operational Strategy and Planning, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, EBRD.  
Additional Resources  Josué Tanaka's presentation on 'Scaling up environmental finance'
'The green economy - how to finance sustainability' article in INFO Magazine Nov/Dec 2014
 

Date 17/06/2014
Theme Summer Climate Change Visit
Venue PwC, 7 More London and Veolia, Southwark Material Recovery Facility
Speakers Trevor Rollings, Senior Facilities Manager, PwC, David Adair, Head of Community Affairs, PwC and Fabrice Bouchon, General Manager,  Southwark Material Recovery Facility
Additional Resources See pictures of the visit here
'Sustainability at workarticle in INFO Magazine Jul/Aug 2014

Date 29/04/2014
Theme 'The European Climate Change Agenda'
Venue The French Chamber 
Speaker Alastair Harper, Head of politics, Green Alliance

Date 04/02/14
Theme 'Building Green Cities'
Venue The French Chamber
Speakers Michel Mossessian, Design Prinipal, Arch. D.P.L.G (Paris), MdesS (Harvard GSD), RIBA, ARB and Founder of mossessian and partners and Aleksandra Njagulj, Sustainability Manager, Bouygues UK
Additional Resources

Both presentations available on request - email Frédérique Compain

'Building green cities' article in INFO Magazine Mar/Apr 2014 


Date 12/11/13
Theme 'Staff Engagement' 
Venue The French Chamber 
Speakers Mark Thompson, Director, Sustainability and Climate Change, PwC, Brian Doherty, Sustainability Communications Lead, Capgemini, and Dr. Jonathan Foot, Chief Environmental Strategy and Compliance Officer, EDF Energy
Additional Resources

All 3 presentations are available on request - email Frédérique Compain  

Minutes

'Sustainability and staff engagement' article in INFO Magazine Jan/Feb 2014


Date 10/09/13
Theme 'Research and Innovation'
Venue The French Chamber
Speakers Zsolt Gemesi, Deputy Director, Climate- KIC UK and Thanh-Tâm Le, Director, Climate- KIC, France
Additional Resources

Presentation by Zsolt Gemesi available on request 

Minutes

'Research and innovation' article in INFO Magazine Nov/Dec 2013 


Date 23/07/13
Venue Visit of Veolia Environmental Services' Energy Recovery Facility (ERF), Newhaven 
Additional Resources

Click here for more information about the Energy Recovery Facility (ERF), Newhaven

'Visit to Veolia's Newhaven Energy Recovery Facilityarticle in INFO magazine Sep/Oct 2013 


Date 28/05/13
Theme 'Resource Scarcity' 
Venue The French Chamber 
Speaker Tom Barnett, Account Director, Trucost
Additional Resources

Minutes

'Resource scarcity, natural capital and building sustainable business models & Roundtable with Nicolas Hulot' article in INFO Magazine Jul/Aug 2013


Date 21/05/13
Theme 'A roundtable discussion with Nicolas Hulot, Special Envoy of the French President for protecting the planet.
Venue The French Chamber
Speaker Nicolas Hulot, Special Envoy of the French President for protecting the planet
Additional Resources

Photographs of the session 

'Resource scarcity, natural capital and building sustainable business models & Roundtable with Nicolas Hulot' article in INFO Magazine Jul/Aug 2013  


Date 16/04/13
Theme 'Building Green'
Venue The French Chamber
Speaker Aleksandra NjaguljSustainability Manager, Bouygues UK. 
Additional Resources

Minutes

'Building green' article in INFO Magazine May/Jun 2013 


Date 05/02/13
Theme 'Making the UK's Electricty Market Reforms a Success'
Venue The French Chamber
Speaker Dr. Chris Anastasi, Head of Government Affairs, Policy and Regulation at GDF Suez Energy UK-Europe
Additional Resources

Minutes

'Making the UK electricity market reforms a success' article in INFO Magazine Mar/Apr 2013


Date 11/12/12
Theme 'Funding the Green Economy'
Venue The French Chamber
Speaker Simon Pringle, Head of Sustainability and Cleantech, BDO LLP
Additional Resources
Minutes
'Strategies for Sustainability' article in INFO Magazine Mar/Apr 2013

Date 30/10/12                                                                                                            
Venue  Visit of Capgemini's Merlin Data Center, Swindon 
Additional Resources 
Click here for more information about the Centre. 
'Visit to Capgemini Data Centre' article in INFO Magazine Jan/Feb 2013

Date  25/09/12 
Theme  'Smart metering, smart grid' 
Venue  The French Chamber  
Speaker  Niels Roberts, Programme Director, Smart Metering, EDF Energy 
Additional Resources        
Presentation.
'Smart metering, smart grid' article in INFO Magazine Nov/Dec 2012

Date  26/06/12
Theme  Roundtable 
Venue  The French Chamber  
Additional Resources 
Minutes.
'Challenging myths about business and the green agendaarticle in INFO Magazine Aug/Sep 2012

Date 15/05/12 
Theme  'Financing and achieving a low carbon economy' 
Venue  The French Chamber  
Speaker  Zubair Zakir, Director of Carbon Sourcing, CarbonNeutral 
Additional Resources  Minutes

Date 28/02/12 
Theme  UK and France: Clean Energy 
Venue  The French Chamber 
Speaker  Angus McCrone, Chief Editor, Bloomberg New Energy Finance 
Additional Resources 

Minutes

'Seeking your opinion on Climate Change' article in INFO Magazine Apr/May 2012


Date  10/01/12 
Theme  Case Studies and Survey preparation 
Venue  The French Chamber 
Speaker Philippe Paelinck, Director for CO2 Business Development, Alstom UK 
Additional Resources 
Minutes
Presentation on Carbon Capture and Storage

Date 22/11/11 
Theme  Case Studies 
Venue  The French Chamber 
Speaker  Andy Heiron, Head of Electric Vehicle Programme, Renault UK Ltd 
Additional Resources 
Minutes
Presentation on Renault Roadshow Z.E. Briefing

Date  06/09/11 
Theme  Case Studies 
Venue  The French Chamber 
Speakers 
Richard Brown, Chairman of Eurostar International Ltd
Marie Keller, Project Engineer, Veolia Environmental Services
Richard Kirkman, Head of Design for Technology and Operations, Veolia 
Additional Resources 
Minutes
Presentation on Eurostar's Tread Lightly Programme
Presentation Carbon Reduction Commitment and Energy Efficiency Scheme

Date  05/07/11
Theme 
Case Studies : 'Alstom: Challenges of the UK Power Generation'
'Veolia: Turning waste into a resource'
Venue  The French Chamber  
Speakers 
Stephen Burgin, CEO Alstom UK
Richard Kirkman, Head of Design for Technology and Operations, Veolia 
Additional Resources  Minutes

Date  11/04/11 
Theme  Launching Session 
Venue The French Chamber
Additional Resources
Minutes
'Climate Change Forum launched by industry leaders' article in INFO Magazine Jun/Jul 2011

 

 

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