EDAS 2021 Conference Launch Session
This is the first session of the EDAS Conference 2021, Planet | People | Place: Scotland’s Climate Opportunity
This 4-part conference is the headline event in our Climate Conversations Series, running throughout 2021-2022.
13:00 Welcome and EDAS Vision: Liz McEntee, Chair of EDAS
Introduction by session Host: Martin Valenti, Head of Climate Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise
Audience Poll: To what extent is your organisation currently focused on helping businesses and other organisations transition to a net zero future?
13:05 Opening Address – Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council
Global to Local – A Strategic Overview
13:15 Chris Stark, Chief Executive Officer, UK Committee on Climate Change
13:30 Kersti Berge, Director of Energy and Climate Change, Scottish Government
Audience Poll: What is the biggest priority for Scotland’s economic development community during the 2020s in supporting a just, net zero transition?
Global to Local – Seizing the Opportunities
14:10 James Kenny, Head of Global Affairs, Arup
14:25 Lindsay McQuade, Chief Executive Officer, ScottishPower Renewables
Audience Poll: What roles do you think EDAS should play in this agenda?
A Call to Action
15:00 Martin Valenti, Head of Climate Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise
15:10 Liz McEntee, Chair, EDAS (Close 15:15)