WEF Outreach Broadcasts on Climate & Energy in 2020

The purpose of WEF Outreach is to deliver a Series of pre-recorded, multi-themed Broadcasts covering key issues in Climate & Energy Strategy in order to help keep stakeholders stay connected and briefed during the COVID disruption of 2020. WEF Outreach is a collaborative, pro bono initiative with regular expert briefings on policy, energy markets, climate research, technology and international development. Please share freely.

Ep.5 Adapting to Climate Change and Sustainability In An Urban Context

FEATURING: Scheider Electric, CORY Riverside Energy, Energy Systems Catapult, DEFRA, Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership, Energy UK, PwC, JLL. Full Agenda below VIDEO PLAYER.

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1’47 -  Technology to accelerate sustainability in the urban environment post-COVID

Mike Hughes, UK & Ireland Zone President, Schneider Electric


7’35 -  Energy from Waste: challenges and opportunities in London en route to Net Zero

Tess Bridgman, General Counsel and Company Secretary and Helen Murphy, Sustainability Manager, Cory Riverside


16’20 -  Net Zero by 2050 - the need to accelerate innovation, investment and incentives

Scott Milne, Head of Insights, Energy Systems Catapult



Update on climate adaptation and resilience - challenges and opportunities

Tom Handysides, Head of Climate Change Adaptation, DEFRA 


29’49  -  Bank 2030 – The role of banks in accelerating the transition to a NetZero economy

Jasminka Enderle, Project Manager – Banking Environmental Initiative, Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership


33’47 -  A cleaner, fairer and more resilient recovery: the role of energy

Sam Hollister, Director of Economics, EnergyUK and Janine Freeman, Director - New Energy Team, PwC


40’57  -  Opportunities to deliver a sustainable future for the property sector

Andy Mercer, Director, Head of Energy Services, JLL


Ep6 - WEF Outreach LIVE with Govt: Clean Growth, Climate Science, Corproate Risk

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 09:30 to 12:30 Online Webinar - invite only
  • Political challenges and opportunities ahead regarding our climate goals

    Rebecca Pow MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, DEFRA
  • Green finance and recovery, incl. the role of climate-related disclosure in leveraging investment

    Richard Monks, Director of Strategy, Financial Conduct Authority
  • Climate diplomacy in the countdown to COP26 – challenges and opportunities

    Nick Bridge, Special Representative on Climate Change, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • UK climate change; inevitability and the need for adaptation + net zero

    Kathryn Brown, Head of Adaptation, Committee on Climate Change
  • Key developments in climate modelling and their implications

    Prof. Jason Lowe, Head of Climate Services, MetOffice
  • Polar climate science – annual update and wider implications 

    Dame Jane Francis, Executive Director, British Antarctic Survey