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First wave of speakers announced for edie’s online Net-Zero Carbon Inspiration Sessions

Sustainability specialists from Pukka Herbs, Virgin Media O2, Costain and the Zero Carbon Forum have been confirmed amongst the first speakers for edie’s digital Net-Zero Carbon Inspiration Sessions, taking place on Thursday 25 November.

A recording of all of the sessions will be available to watch on-demand for those who register

A recording of all of the sessions will be available to watch on-demand for those who register

As the flagship digital event of edie’s Net-Zero November campaign, the Net-Zero Carbon Inspiration Sessions offer up an afternoon of live, interactive webinar presentations and discussions – all dedicated to accelerating your organisation’s decarbonisation progress.

This premium online event effectively combines four edie webinars and masterclasses into a single afternoon, with each session taking a particular format. Registrants will get access to all four webinar sessions on the day.

More speakers will be announced over the coming weeks.

Be sure to keep an eye on all of edie’s Net-Zero November content here.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE ONLINE SESSIONS

Full details of the four webinar sessions are as follows:

1) The Big Net-Zero Debate: Turning global ambitions into business actions (12.30pm-1.30pm)

Kicking off our Net-Zero Carbon Inspiration Sessions, a selection of energy and climate experts will discuss how the global ambitions of the recent COP26 climate talks are shaping the political, regulatory, infrastructural and institutional elements of net-zero business in the UK.

Discussion points:

  • COP26 and the clean energy transition: What have we learnt?
  • From carbon pricing to energy efficiency: Policy priorities for UK energy managers
  • Making net-zero happen: Investment and decarbonisation pathways

Chair:

  • Matt Mace, Content Editor, edie

Speakers:

  • Sebastian Pole, Managing Director, Pukka Herbs
  • Kristen Filice, Sustainability Lead, Zero Carbon Forum
  • More to follow

2) Quickfire case studies: Business action on net-zero carbon buildings and transport (1.45pm-2.30pm) 

From rooftop renewables to EV rollouts, our second Inspiration Session will showcase an array of best-practice case studies to help energy and sustainability managers make net-zero buildings and mobility a reality for their business.

Discussion points:

  • Making your buildings net-zero carbon and ultra-efficient in a post-pandemic world
  • Overcoming infrastructural and institutional challenges to EV adoption
  • Using energy data to support your net-zero transition

Chair:

  • Matt Mace, Content Editor, edie

Speakers:

  • David Owens, Head of Technical Trials, Virgin Media O2
  • Lara Young, Climate Change Director, Costain Group

3) 45-Minute Masterclass: How to build a net-zero culture in your business (2.45pm-3.30pm)

Our third Inspiration Session takes a ‘masterclass’ format, we a selection of energy management and behaviour change experts on-hand to show you new and innovative ways to secure buy-in and increase engagement with decarbonisation goals, across the business.

Discussion points:

  • Securing boardroom buy-in for decarbonisation programmes and activities
  • Overcoming barriers to employee engagement with energy and carbon
  • Understanding the benefits of a ‘net-zero’ culture in your business

Chair:

  • Sarah George, Senior Reporter, edie

Speakers:

  • Speakers TBC

4) 45-Minute Masterclass: Utilising CPPAs to support your net-zero journey (3.45pm-4.30pm)

Our fourth and final Inspiration Session will focus on Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (CPPAs) – breaking down how such Agreements work and how they can support your organisation’s renewable energy and decarbonisation strategy.

Discussion points:

  • Achieving 100% renewable energy: Identifying the right pathways
  • Key considerations when exploring CPPAs for your business
  • Overcoming key challenges and complexities surrounding CPPAs

Chair:

  • Sarah George, Senior Reporter, edie

Speakers:

  • Speakers TBC

A recording of all of the sessions will be available to watch on-demand for those who register.

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