Gloucestershire Climate & Energy Forum
Gloucestershire and the South West region are home to some of the largest and most influential energy generation and distribution businesses in Europe.
Our Gloucestershire Climate and Energy Forum, chaired and facilitated by Eoin McQuone, brings a discussion together with leaders and decision makers working in the sector who share a common interest in seeing how this important area for everyone evolves moving forward.
We also have a diverse and innovative culture of small and medium sized businesses that both generate renewable and sustainable energy, distribute across micro networks and also invest heavily in renewables, carbon capture and energy efficiency.
With all the focus on the climate emergency and renewables, energy is a critically important and rapidly changing sector. It’s also of huge strategic importance to Gloucestershire; the Local Industrial Strategy includes a commitment to establish the county as a leader in sustainable growth; the Gloucestershire Sustainable Energy Strategy sets out an ambition to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050; the increasing frequency of severe weather and flooding events make tackling climate change a critical risk management strategy for business.
The discussion will feature experts from science, business and not-for-profit sectors, discussing the strategic energy needs of Gloucestershire and the challenges of transitioning to a low-carbon energy future.
The discussion is held around a boardroom style table amongst those professionally involved, there are also 20 observer seats available on a first come, first served basis for those who have an interest in understanding the industry sector better and hearing the discussion. The Chair will invite input from the observers at various points during the forum discussion.
ClimateEmergency@GBS20 is a collaboration between the Gloucestershire Business Show 2020 and Go Climate Positive, aiming to get Gloucestershire Businesses engaged with the effort to address the challenges of climate change in a positive way.