Belfast International Homecoming 2021

4th November 2021

The Green Edition.
Belfast International Homecoming will take place during COP26 and takes as its sole theme the climate emergency and the need for a transition to a green economy and society. It will be a hybrid event.

We will bring our global diaspora ‘home’ to Belfast (physically and virtually) to talk about how the organisations and institutions they represent are reducing their carbon emissions and making the journey towards net zero in a way which is just and inclusive.

Our guests will join local leaders form the community sector who are trailblazing the green agenda, promoting awareness of the environment, clearing up our rivers and coastlines, encouraging cycling and walking, and advocating for a more sustainable future from the grassroots.

They will also hear from the business champions who are creating green-collar jobs while reducing reliance on fossil fuels whether through splitting water to create hydrogen fuel, rolling out solar and wind energy solutions, retrofitting homes at scale, or manufacturing hydrogen-fuelled buses or electric ships.

Download our pdf here for more information.

Belfast International Homecoming 2021

4th November 2021

Carol Lemmens - Arup

Carol is Arup’s Global Advisory Services Portfolio leader and interim Europe Property Business leader.

He was instrumental in developing Arup’s position paper to define the circular economy in the context of the built environment and developing Arup’s work as the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s (EMF) knowledge partner for the built environment. He continues to work to raise the awareness of the circular economy approach from general first principles to practice by identifying the many challenges, enablers and opportunities available to Arup and others in making the circular economy a reality. Carol regularly contributes to Circular Economy and thought pieces, presentations and interviews globally. Most notably, Carol was invited to give a key note address to the United Nations General Assembly at their Circular Economy event, in October 2018.