Making Sense of Net Zero: Technology at the heart of the net zero revolution

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Why attend?

DAY 4 – Tuesday 25th October 2022  

Technology at the heart of the net zero revolution 

The tech sector has the extraordinary potential to unlock renewable energy systems at scale. According to some estimates, digital technologies could help reduce global carbon emissions by up to 15% – one-third of the 50% required by 2030. While the exponential growth of new technologies is accelerating net zero progress, the energy-intensive increase in computational and manufacturing efficiency can, in turn, lead to counter-productive effects.

Join us on day 4 for a close-up on the climate impacts of the tech sector, shedding light on the risks and opportunities in the tech market, and its role in the net zero revolution. 

This free-to-attend event is a unique opportunity for leaders of business and policy to come together and put their collective expertise behind addressing some of the immediate challenges that will shape the COP27 agenda, as well as accelerating the pace of change brought about by COP26. 

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2022 featured speakers across the series:

  • The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, COP26 President
  • The Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, UK International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for the COP26 Presidency, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade
  • The Rt Hon Lord Deben, Chairman, UK Climate Change Committee
  • Lord Browne, Chairman of BeyondNetZero and former CEO of BP
  • Mary D. Nichols, Former Chair of the California Air Resources Board
  • Sir Douglas Flint CBE, Chairman, abrdn
  • Louise Heaps, Head of Sustainable Blue Economy, WWF
  • Andy Bord, CEO, Flood Re
  • Vance Merolla, Worldwide Director, Global Sustainability, Colgate-Palmolive Company 
  • Sonya Bhonsle, Global Head of Value Chains & Regional Director Corporations, CDP
  • Andy Bord, CEO, Flood Re
  • Anders Schelde, Chief Investment Officer, AkademikerPension
  • Pontus Lidbrink, Head of Thematic Strategies and Implementation, Fjärde AP-fonden (AP4)
  • Mark Campanale, Founder & Executive Chairman, Carbon Tracker Initiative
  • Julian Leslie, Head of Networks and Chief Engineer, National Grid ESO
  • Gyude Moore, Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development
  • Dolf Gielen, Director for Innovation and Technology, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Mardi McBrien, Director of Strategic Alliances, IFRS Foundation 
  • David Craig, Co-Chair, Taskforce for Nature-Related Disclosures (TNFD) and former CEO and founder of Refinitiv
  • Demetrios Papathanasiou, Energy and Extractives Global Director, World Bank
  • Karen Sack, Executive Director, Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA) 
  • Michael Lewis, Head of Research ESG, DWS
  • Steve Waygood, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Aviva Investors
  • Rachel Barré, Environmental Leadership Director, L’Oréal 
  • Mafalda Duarte, CEO, Climate Investment Funds
  • James Alexander, Chief Executive, UKSIF
  • Eero Ailio, Advisor, Directorate for Just Transition, Consumers, Energy Efficiency & Innovation, European Commission
  • Morgan Richmond, Senior Analyst, Climate Policy Initiative
  • Aline Casagrande, Climate Solutions Global Director, AB InBev
  • Dr. Jyoti Parikh, Executive Director, IRADe
  • Florian Kemmerich, Managing Partner, Bamboo Capital Partners


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