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Nov 2021 right left

Island Space @ COP26

Monday 1st November
Online
Free

Carbon Literacy for Small Businesses– Top Management NI

Monday 1st November
Online
Free

Attitudes to planetary stewardship and transformation among G20 countries

Monday 1st November
Queen’s University Belfast – Canada Room and Council Chamber
Free

Smart Energy Conference 2021

Tuesday 2nd November
ICC Belfast
See website for details

Belfast Festival of the Circular Economy / Re(ACT)

Tuesday 2nd November
Multiple events online & in–person
Free

The Power of Water Report Launch

Wednesday 3rd November
Online

Mapping the Just Transition in Northern Ireland

Wednesday 3rd November
Queen’s University Belfast – Canada Room and Council Chamber
Free

A local solution to a global problem: community wealth building and climate

Wednesday 3rd November
QUB– Peter Froggatt Centre 0G.007
Free

Universities in the face of a planetary crisis

Thursday 4th November
Queen’s University Belfast – Canada Room and Council Chamber
Free

Heritage: How To? Phase One Launch

Thursday 4th November
Online
Free

BTO Northern Ireland Birdwatchers’ Conference 2021

Friday 5th November
Online
£5 for both days

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Webinar on the Rights of Nature

Sunday 7th November
Online
Free

Economic and other Benefits of Local Climate Action

Monday 8th November
Queen’s University Belfast – Canada Room
Free

Young Trustees Movement Champion Training

Tuesday 9th November
Online
Free

Local Citizen Climate Action

Tuesday 9th November
Queen’s University Belfast – Canada Room and Council Chamber
Free

National Air Quality News Conference

Wednesday 10th November
Lords Cricket Ground, London
Tickets from £150–£395

The climate crisis and ensuring a just transition beyond carbon

Wednesday 10th November
QUB– Peter Froggatt Centre 0G.007
Free

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IoD NI & NIE Networks: Green Recovery Forum – How local SMEs are responding to the Climate Change Emergency

Wednesday 17th November
Crowne Plaza Belfast, Belfast
Free– members only

The Rural Communities Conference 2021: Working in Partnership to Improve Local Services

Wednesday 17th November
Online
See website for details

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The National Sustainability Summit

Tuesday 23rd November
RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin
Free

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European Business & Nature Summit 2021

Tuesday 30th November
Online

    
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Next steps for decarbonising UK heat and heat networks – expansion, buildings decarbonisation, consumer protection, and policy and regulatory priorities

Thursday 13 January 2022 - 13/01/22

Online

This conference will examine policy priorities for heat networks in the UK – looking at the next steps for decarbonisation, the future of markets and consumer protection, and the action needed to modernise infrastructure, expand connections, and build a sustainable and resilient energy system.

We are pleased to be able to include a keynote contribution from David Capper, Director, Clean Heat Directorate, BEIS.

The discussion is taking place in the context of the Government’s Energy White Paper, which sets out the long–term outlook for the development of the UK energy system up to 2050, and will be a timely opportunity to consider the white paper’s proposals for heat policy.

Delegates will also consider the role of reform to building standards in the UK and the Future Homes Standard on the outlook for heat decarbonisation.

Overall, sessions in the agenda look at:

  • policy priorities – UK–wide heat decarbonisation, scaling up district heating rollout, and achieving long–term goals for 2050 heat and energy system modernisation
  • heat network expansion – the business case, and addressing barriers to infrastructure delivery, material costs, and conventional heat grid integration
  • low–carbon heat in housing and other buildings – latest thinking on retrofit, decarbonising old stock, improving energy efficiency standards, and utilising emerging energy technologies
  • heat market framework design – next steps for standardising entry rules, supporting tariff and stakeholder competition, and boosting attractiveness for investor engagement
  • regulation – options for regulator duties and scope, setting enforceable standards, and reducing market complexity
  • consumer protection – modernising property management responsibilities, consumer rights, and the fair distribution of district heating costs

Attendees

Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders. Overall, we expect speakers and attendees to be a senior and informed group including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior government and regulatory officials involved in this area of policy, as well as from representatives from the heat sector, including energy suppliers and infrastructure developers, investment and property organisations, legal professionals, as well as academics and commentators, together with reporters from the national and specialist media.

This is a full–scale conference taking place online***

  • full, four–hour programme including comfort breaks – you’ll also get a full recording and transcript to refer back to
  • information–rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
  • conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
  • speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates – we’ll provide full details)
  • opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
  • a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials, is made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
  • delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
  • networking too – there will be opportunities for delegates to e–meet and interact – we’ll tell you how!

Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference

Cost   More Details £190 plus VAT
Time   More Details Thursday, 13th January 2022, 9am – 1pm (registration from 8.30am
Contact   More Details Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum
+44 (0)1344 864796
info@forumsupport.co.uk
https://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/conference/Decarbonise-Heat-22