Climate Change Turning Consequences into Solutions

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Wednesday, 6 November, 2019 - 09:00 to 15:30

Climate Change Turning Consequences into Solutions


Climate Change Solutions


Tally Ho
Pershore Road, Birmingham B5 7RN
United Kingdom

After a hugely successful event in 2018 with 180 + registered , we are looking forward to an equally successful event in 2019. 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 of Eco Birmingham, BCU
  • 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.

Delegates: Free - Exhibitors: £300 ex VAT 

This not-for-profit event offers free attendance for delegates however to cover our costs we are looking for the final 2 sponsors, with a story to tell re their company's involvement with sustainability and solutions to climate change who will get the opportunity to join the prestigous panel of speakers (£1,000) and also have your logo on all the marketing materials for this successful and inciteful event. If you want to find out more please do not hesitate to contact  David Middleton or Jacqui Staunton


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