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COP26 - Regional Roadshow West Midlands

As part of government’s ‘Domestic COP26’ campaign, West Midlands Combined Authority will be hosting the COP26 Regional Roadshow online and at Springfield Campus, University of Wolverhampton. It will take place on 11 November.


From being known as the crucible of the first industrial revolution in the 18th century, to plans for becoming a net zero region by 2041, the West Midlands is proud to be the Home of the Green Industrial Revolution.

Low carbon industries are thriving and we need to capitalise on this growth to lead a new, green industrial revolution. The 'Green Industrial Revolution' will protect our natural resources as well as generating tens of thousands of new jobs and creating a just and fair transition, where no one's left behind.


It's clear that we will only achieve radical climate change action by working together and taking a whole system approach, looking at how all of the components of place can deliver a net zero future. This event provides an ideal opportunity to spark new collaborations and solutions across transport, energy and the environment around us. You will hear from, and engage with, civic leaders, industry innovators, and cutting edge research institutions; sharing ideas, best practice and how we can all tackle climate challenges.

This is a hybrid event, in person and virtual tickets are available on booking.

We look forward to seeing you there #COP26RoadshowWM #WMGreenRevolution #TogetherForOurPlanet

PROGRAMME:

8:30: REGISTRATION

9:00: MOVING TO THE FUTURE: TRANSPORT IN A GREEN REVOLUTION

  • Symposium on Future Mobility
  • Industry Innovation Zone
  • University Challenge!: How R&D is rising to the challenges of Future Mobility

12:45: LOCAL ENERGY SYSTEM INNOVATION: INVESTING IN INFRASTRUCUTRE TO

DRIVE NET ZERO

  • Building the foundations for local action on energy: Introducing the Regional Energy Systems Operator project
  • Roundtable: Delivering net zero infrastructure

2:25: PLACE & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

  • Symposium on Place and Net Zero
  • Workshops: Practical delivery of climate change action

4:40: SKILLS FOR THE FUTURE

  • Panel discussion

5:30: NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS

Register for the summit

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