Climate Commission

8th November

What are Climate Commissions – who are they, what do they do, and what is their value?  The practical importance of the Place-based Climate Action Network will be explored by the first UK Climate Commissions Leeds, Edinburgh and Belfast alongside PCAN’s Business Lead.

At their heart Climate Commissions are key actors from across an area that drive, guide, support and track local climate action – but what does that mean for Belfast and you?  Hear about the successes and challenges of place-based climate action and what PCAN is doing to make a difference. Through panel debate and online Q&As learn more about city climate change opportunities and hurdles – along with where you can play your role in creating a positive sustainable global future.

  • Debbie Caldwell, Belfast Climate Commission 
  • Prof. John Barry, Belfast Climate Commission 
  • Dr. Alice Owen, PCAN Business Lead
  • Prof Andy Gouldson, Leeds Climate Commission 
  • Jamie Brogan, Edinburgh Climate Commission
  • TBC, PCAN Finance Platform

Climate Commission

8th November

3pm - 5pm | Canada Room at QUB

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.