A National Debate in Technology and Governance for the Green Economy
13 & 14 January 2016 at Cranfield University
On-line registrations for this event are now closed – Spaces are available for both days of the conference – please register on arrival at the registration desk in the Vincent Building Atrium.
The green economy is now recognised in advanced economies as a key contributor to economic resurgence and growth. In the UK, the government estimates a £55.4bn contribution to the national economy with the sustenance of 375, 200 jobs in 2012 alone.
The global green economy is estimated to be a £3.4 trillion market, growing at 4% per annum, the UK being the world’s 6th largest supplier holding 3.7% of the global market share. Major opportunities lie ahead; for jobs, export, scale-up and clean tech innovation. How can we accelerate these? Which technologies are likely to be winners? What governance and regulatory frameworks will support them and what disruptive innovations might assist.
Building on our successful seminar series hosted by Cranfield University and global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, our first national debate on science for the green economy will explore the technology/management interface across these themes.
With leading contributors from industry, government and academe, we will explore cleantech support for businesses of all sizes, the stimulation packages to move us to a low carbon economy, and the policy and regulatory environment in which the new technologies might thrive.
The debate will be Chaired by Professor Paul Leinster, CBE.
VP Sustainability and Green Impact, UK Green Investment Bank
Senior Investment Manager, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC
Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
CEO, Parhelion Underwriting Ltd
Editor, ENDS Report
Professor of Water Engineering, Cranfield University
Introduced by Professor Sir Peter Gregson, Chief Executive and Vice Chancellor, Professor Simon Pollard, Pro-Vice-Chancellor School of Energy, Environment and Agrifood. Chaired by Professor Paul Leinster, CBE.
Chair: Dr Raffaella Villa