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IoD East of England: A call for board-level climate action in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

29 Oct 2021
IoD Online Event, Online

A call for Board-level Climate Action.

An exciting event, raising awareness of the recommendations from the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Independent Commission on Climates (CPICC) report with local businesses, and to accelerate local business action on climate mitigation and adaptation. 

Co-hosted by the Centre for Climate Engagement and the IoD East of England.
The Centre for Climate Engagement hosts Chapter Zero, the Directors’ Climate Forum for non-executive directors in the UK’

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Date & time: 29 Oct 2021 09:00 - 10:00
Location: IoD Online Event, Online
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Cassie Middleton
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Duration of event: 60 minutes with no break

0900-0902: Welcome from event chair, Emily Farnworth 

0902-0907: Introduction from IoD East of England Chair, Biplab Rakshi: Setting out Challenges Facing IoD members in East Anglia

0907-0920: Keynote presentation from Dame Julia King, on the findings and recommendations of the CPICC report

0920-0925: Introduction from panellists 

0925-0955: Moderated discussion on the key themes within the report with a focus on business action: built environment, sustainability, & adaptation

0955-1000: Summary and close: Emily Farnworth

1000: Event close



Keynote Speaker:

Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Dame Julia King – Chair of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Independent Commission on Climate.
Baroness Brown currently serves as Chair of the Carbon Trust; Vice Chair of the Committee on Climate Change and Chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee; non-executive director of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult; and Council member of Innovate UK. She sits on the Government’s Hydrogen Advisory Council. She was a non-executive director of the Green Investment Bank, she led the King Review on decarbonising transport (2008), and was the UK’s Low Carbon Business Ambassador from 2008 – 2018.

Emily Farnworth
Emily Farnworth is Co-Director of the Centre for Climate Engagement at Hughes Hall. She has over 25 years of experience working with businesses, governments and non-profit organizations to support the transition to a low-carbon economy and has worked across multi-stakeholder groups and within specific industry sectors to collaborate on solutions to tackle climate change. She was previously the Head of Climate Initiatives at the World Economic Forum where she was involved in setting up the Climate Governance Initiative (now hosted at the Centre for Climate Engagement), the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders, the Mission Possible Partnership and the Natural Climate Solutions Alliance. Previous to this she worked in environmental consultancy firms including ERM and URS, non-profit organisation The Climate Group and ran her own social enterprise focussed on climate action research and campaigning. She continues to stay engaged in a range of organisations working to accelerate climate action. She is chair of the RE100 Advisory Committee, a member of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition Advisory Group and a member of the We Mean Business Grants Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the University of Cambridge Sustainability Committee. Emily holds a Masters in Environmental Science, Management and Law from Brunel University London and has been involved in a wide range of research projects. Further details are available on her Linked In page.

Additional Panellists: 

Dame Polly Courtice, DBE, LVO
Dame Polly Courtice is the Founder Director of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and Non-Executive Director of Anglian Water Services Ltd. She is the Director of the Jupiter Green Investment Trust, and Board Advisor to BSI. She serves on a number of environmental and sustainability advisory boards of companies, including AstraZeneca and Nespresso, and is on the judging panel for the Queens Award for Sustainable Development.

Lynne Sullivan OBE 
An architect and member of the CLC Green Construction Board, Lynne Sullivan is the Chair of the Good Homes Alliance and Board member of the Passivhaus Trust and the Active Building Centre. She was RIBA's Ambassador on Climate Change, representing RIBA at COP21 in Paris and chairing their Sustainable Futures Group 2014-2017. Lynne has authored and chaired a number of policy review and research projects on building performance and sustainability for UK governments and others, including 'A Low Carbon Building Standards Strategy for Scotland'.

Adrian Gault, OBE
Adrian was a Government Economist throughout his career, working in a number of departments, including Treasury and DTI (Trade and Industry). He joined the national Climate Change Committee as Chief Economist, working on a succession of reports on carbon budgets, emission reduction targets (including net zero) and tracking Government progress. That time included a couple of stints as Acting Chief Executive. More recently, he has been acting as adviser to the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Independent Commission, heavily involved with drafting of report.



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