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Pathway to 2050: Developing a Sustainable Industrial Strategy

Pathway to 2050: Developing a Sustainable Industrial Strategy

14th December 2016
13:00-15:00

The Government has committed to developing an industrial strategy for the UK and signalled their intentions in this area by creating the new Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. Many have suggested that dissolving the Department of Energy and Climate Change may damage the UK's efforts to meet its emissions reductions obligations. However, the new department brings together energy and industry under one roof and this could be a brilliant opportunity for coordinated action to reduce emissions from industry.

This event will bring together experts, stakeholders and policymakers to examine the next steps in delivering a sustainable industrial strategy. It has been organised jointly by the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group and Carbon Connect.

Chair: Chris White MP, Member, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

 

Speakers:

Iain Wright MP, Chair, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

Matthew Bell, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change

Steven Barker, Head Of Energy Efficiency & Environmental Care, Siemens

 

This event will examine:

  • How sustainability and competitiveness can be balanced effectively.

  • The policy developments that are required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from industry.

  • The role of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

  • The technology which could support emissions reductions in industry.

  • Potential pathways for the eight most heat-intensive industrial sectors.

  • The economic opportunities offered by decarbonisation.