European Vice President and Commissioner for Energy & Transport, Loyola De Palacio, will join The Rt Hon Brian Wilson, Minister for Energy & Construction, and Baroness Barbara Young, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, as speakers at the third Climate Change Our Business conference in April. under the heading ‘ Climate Change our Business – pain or gain?’

Loyola de Palacio will outline the EU’s 2020 programme to lead the world on renewable and clean technologies, Brian Wilson will present the Government’s White Paper proposals for a low-carbon economy and clean technology future, and Barbara Young will speak on cross-sector partnerships for adaption and mitigation regarding climate change.

This international conference offers an opportunity to hear the latest from champions of government and industry. The second day will focus on ‘Greenhouse Gas Emissions reduction in buildings’. The results of international benchmarking and industry best practice studies will be presented following the outbound missions to Japan, Germany and the USA.

Tuesday 8 April

Session 1

Climate Change our Business – pain or gain?

Clean Energy and Technology Solutions for The Future

Session 2

Funding and Support for A Low Carbon Future.

Corporate Finance and Market Perspective

Wednesday 9 April

Session 3

Constructively Engaging with Climate Change

Best Practice for Sustainable Building Solutions

Session 4

Changing the Climate for International Partnerships – Technology and Knowledge Transfer

Climate Change our Business in the Gallery Conference Suite of the NEC, offers an international partnering forum, which runs parallel to the conference where high profile government and industry speakers will present their ideas on topical environmental issues. Delegates can take advantage of meetings with organisations of their choice. The forum is open to industry, plus research and intermediary organisations seeking international commercial and technical collaborations.

The conference is priced at £65 (+ VAT) per Session. To register for the conference or the partnering forum, log on to, phone 02476 279000 or email [email protected].

To register for et2003 or ICU, log on to or

For information on booking stands for both shows, please contact Jamie Clarke on 020 8651 7168, email [email protected] or John Taylor on 01332 694 532, email [email protected].

Editors’ Notes:

et2003 exhibition

et2003, the UK’s premier environmental technology and management services exhibition is for the first time co-located with ICU, the International Clean Up exhibition, which provides solutions to brownfield redevelopment, land remediation, emergency spills and clean up.

Climate Change Our Business

Climate Change Our Business delivers practical solutions for a low-carbon economy and clean technology future. The UK’s Climate Change Levy supports the development and application of innovative clean technologies that can compete in an expanding global market. The UK is pioneering emissions trading and plays a leading role in activities relating to CO2 sequestration. Funding programmes and policies such as The Renewables Obligation and the Landfill Tax are in place to support the development and implementation of renewable and sustainable energy technologies as well as research infastructure investments in the ‘weightless economy’. The new energy White Paper recommends further measures that will be discussed at this event.

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