Leading City Councillors will welcome a host of special guests and speakers as the city plays host to the 2020 Low Carbon Business & Communities Workshop.
Following an opening welcome from the leader of Coventry City Council, Cllr Ann Lucas, there is a programme of speakers and presentations by guests from organisations including OFGEM, British Gas, Lombard Commercial, Severn Trent and Coventry University.
The UN Climate Change Summit, taking place in Paris this December, is expecting an agreement through a joint commitment between USA and Chinese Presidents also Pope Francis Encyclical and many other local and international celebrities.
Coventry and Warwickshire Council’s, Local Enterprise Partnership as well as Coventry and Warwick Universities together with leading businesses have strong climate change adaptation and mitigation commitments to 2020.
Investing in resource efficiency, renewable energy installation and manufacturing smart clean energy technologies - including transport - will create new business opportunities, jobs and skills. This event will showcase achievements and stimulate greater mainstream engagement to accelerate 2020 delivery.
Cllr Kevin Maton, Cabinet Member for Business, Enterprise and Employment said:
“It’s fantastic that Coventry as a city is continuing to lead the way in making carbon reductions - having recently topped the UK Low Carbon League - and is increasingly being recognised as a low carbon city.
“We as a city council are doing all we can to reduce our own carbon footprint, with schemes such as the Heat Line District Energy Network, alongside the upcoming move to our brand new energy efficient building at Friargate.
“Also, it’s becoming more and more important to recognise that low carbon is now big business - worth over £122 billion to the UK as a whole - and employing some 41,000 people in the West Midlands alone.”
Speakers will be updating those in attendance on the City / Sub region’s progress towards its 2020 carbon objectives, alongside highlighting initiatives aimed at helping companies with their own low carbon programmes.
Delegates interested in booking a place can do so at www.climate-change-solutions.co.uk