Transport Minister among keynote speakers for edie's Clean Energy & Transport Forum
The Department for Transport's Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Rachel Maclean has been confirmed as one of the keynote speakers for edie's new Clean Energy & Transport Forum, which takes place Thursday 15 July.
MP Maclean will give a morning keynote at the event, following on from another keynote provided by the Energy Institute’s chief executive Nick Wayth. The two speeches will look at the tipping points and enablers that will deliver a clean future for both energy and transport.
edie can also confirm that speakers from the likes of Royal Mail, UKRI Innovate UK and the Association for Decentralised Energy have also been confirmed for the event. Additionally, the chief executive of the Climate Group, Helen Clarkson, and the senior advisor for the UK Green Building Council, Karl Desai, will appear at the event.
Taking place on Thursday 15 July, the Clean Energy and Transport Forum is a brand-new event that will connect energy and sustainability leaders from all major industries with policymakers, industry bodies, NGOs and net-zero carbon experts, to discuss what it will take to fully decarbonise our energy and transport systems.
The full-day event will include high-level keynote talks about how governments and businesses can advance the transition to clean power and zero-emission mobility; interactive panel discussions focused on the opportunities presented by COP26 to accelerate change in these areas; and a choice of expertly facilitated workshops to spark new business ideas and actions on the road to net-zero.
Countdown to COP26 Festival
The Clean Energy and Transport forum is part of edie’s Countdown to COP26 Festival. Supported by headline partner O2, the Countdown to COP26 Festival kicked off last month with a successful first event which took an overarching look at what a successful climate summit looks like.
The event – which is now available to watch back on-demand – incorporated high-level keynote talks about how governments and businesses can elevate their climate ambition, action and advocacy; interactive panel discussions focused on key COP26 themes across energy, transportation and land use.
The Festival events programme will be supported by a plethora of articles, interviews, blogs, reports and guides delivered by edie’s award-winning editorial team.
Bookmark this page to stay up-to-date with the latest COP26 news, and click here to view edie’s full Countdown to COP26 Festival line-up.