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FREE Climate Change Conference

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Grow Through Sustainability

A FREE Climate Change Conference

The Fielder Centre, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9TP on Friday 11 February 2022

Addressing climate change is good business and now is the time to act!

Hear about how decarbonising your business will create opportunities for efficiency, innovation and growth, and learn about the funding that’s available.

By utilising low-carbon technologies, your business can reduce emissions, save major costs, protect the planet and increase staff morale.

At the event, experts will explain how to make your business greener, increase your productivity and, yes, save you costs – all the while working towards net carbon goals to increase your sustainability and competitiveness.

Planet Mark will open the event with a presentation on The Roadmap to Net Zero – Carbon Jargon Busting. Are you confused by the medley of terms that get thrown around in sustainability? What exactly is the difference between net zero, carbon neutral, carbon negative, climate positive and what the heck are the ‘scopes of emission’? In this session, they will cut through the noise and give you a clear and straightforward approach to understanding net zero and all the carbon jargon that goes with it. You’ll be equipped with an understanding of how to get started and make progress on your own sustainability journey and join the tens of thousands of other organisations who have already committed to the Race to Zero.

  • Hertfordshire businesses will share stories on the many benefits they’ve experienced by tapping into support and funding to address the climate change crisis.
  • Visit the exhibition, including the Planet Mark stand, who toured the country with the Carbon Battle Bus and ending up at COP 26 in Glasgow.
  • Nine of the Hertfordshire Local Authorities have worked in partnership to bring you this FREE event which is funded by the Health Protection Board.
  • Come along and get your questions answered on how making your business more sustainable can actively help to drive economic growth.

Conference Agenda

08.30 - Arrival and registration (coffee and networking)

09:00 - The Roadmap to Net Zero – Carbon Jargon Busting Presented by Andrew Griffiths, Planet Mark

09:30 - The Eastern New Energy Project: Making Rapid Decarbonisation a Reality Presented by Jo Southernwood, Eastern New Energy

09:50 - Investors in the Environment: Turning Ambition into Action Presented by PECT

10:10 - Business Continuity – Planning for the Unexpected Presented by Andy Cremer, Risk & Resilience Manager, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

10:30 - Support for Sustainable Business Growth Presented by Liza Armstrong, Head of Service, Hertfordshire Growth Hub

10:40 - Questions to Presenters

10:55 - Comfort break and tea/coffee

11:25 - Business Sustainability in Action Presented by Nick Reilly and Rondi Allan, Sustainable X

11:45 - Business Grants for Low Carbon Initiatives Presented by Low Carbon Workspaces

12:05 - Working Towards Net Zero – The Benefits to your Business Presented by Sophie Owen, SKY Studios

12:25 - Q&A with a panel of businesses who have made sustainability work for them (including Good Ventures, ElectrAssure, JPA, & Emmaus)

12:55 - Closing Address Presented by Dr. Sarika Jain, Hertsmere Climate Change Manager

13:05 - Lunch, networking and visit to the exhibition

14:00 - Close

Brought to you by Hertfordshire Local Authorities Funded by the Health Protection Board

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