Climate emergencies in cities and the built environment – bridging the action gap

Thursday 17 March 2022 10:45-11:30

Invest Newcastle, Stand C19.C

The Glasgow Climate Pact that emerged from COP26 does not guarantee keeping global temperature rise to a maximum of 1.5°C, but it has kept the prospect of achieving this goal alive. The Pact underpins the focus on the 45% emissions cuts needed this decade and, importantly, includes language on fossil fuels.

Whilst climate emergencies have been declared and net zero targets set, there is much to do if we are to transition our towns, cities and regions to the decarbonised, resilient, equitable places we need them to be. 

Action this decade – at scale and at pace – is critically important. Please join us in this panel discussion with UK and European city leaders, investors and built environment experts to share positive experiences, challenges, solutions, and positive steps in bridging the climate action gap. 

Sponsored by Arup.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Sarah Clemmetsen | Associate Director (Newcastle Office), Arup 
  • Edith Blennerhassett | Director Arup (London)  
  • Pam Smith | Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council  
  • Chrisi Page | Principal Investment Programme Manager, North of Tyne Combined Authority  
  • Victoria Burrows | Director, World Green Building Council

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