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Edinburgh Sustainable Innovation Conference: Achieving a carbon-free Scotland

Join us for a full day of engaging talks, interactive panels and solution-based workshops. It will be a unique opportunity to be part of a multi-sectoral discussion on “how to achieve a carbon-free Scotland” and will particularly focus on the decarbonisation of the transport and energy sectors. The student-run conference is organised by the Buchanan Institute, a student-led think tank from the University of Edinburgh, in the perspective of truly creating a dialogue between experts, professionals and students.
Lunch will be provided as well as refreshments during Networking activities.



Paul Jordan, Director of Business Development at Energy Systems Catapul
Jeremy Oppenheim, Founder and Managing Partner at SYSTEMIQ

Panel "Achieving a low-carbon energy system: challenges and opportunities"

  • David Cameron, Head of Scottish Policy, EDF Energy
  • Nicholas Gubbins, Chief Executive, Community Energy Scotland
  • Claire Mack, Chief Executive at Scottish Renewables
  • Gavin Templeton, Head of Sustainable Finance at UK Green Investment Bank
  • CHAIR: Graeme Dickson, Board member of the 2020 Climate Group and visiting researcher at The University of Edinburgh

Sustainability in Transport Sector

  • David Beeton, Founder and CEO at Urban Foresight
  • Dr. Martin Tangney, Founder of Celtic Renewables and Director of the Biofuel Institute at Edinburgh Napier University
  • Archie Stoddart, Head of the Sustainable Transport Unit, Scottish Government
  • Panel "Exploring Policy Implementation and market conditions for the transition"
  • Dave Gorman, Director of Social Responsibility and Sustainability department at The University of Edinburgh
  • Jo Green, Chief Officer of Performance and Innovation atScottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)
  • Matthew Hannon, Chancellor’s Fellow of Technology and Innovation at University of Strathclyde Business School
  • CHAIR: Andy Kerr, Executive Director of Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI)

And more workshops to be announced!

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McEwan Hall
University of Edinburgh Teviot Place
EH8 9AG Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Friday, March 23, 2018
09.00 - 17.30

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