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Net Zero Local Leadership Summit
On 13 July, UK100 and West Midlands Combined Authority are co-hosting the explore how local authorities and the UK government can prioritise and collaborate on delivering Net Zero. Net Zero Local Leadership Summit, which will
Register for the pre-summit press conference: 10.00 - 10.30am, 13 July
Register for the summit (on camera session): 10.30am - 11am, 13 July
We'll have opening remarks from Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Chairman of the Climate Change Committee Lord Deben and Cllr Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council.
This summit is part of a wider effort from UK local leaders offering a partnership to national government, aimed at activating stronger and more collaborative work towards Net Zero.
It runs prior to the International Net Zero Local Leadership Conference on the same day, 13:30-16:30, which you can register for here.
Polly Billington, Director of UK100. Former Special Adviser in the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Polly sits on the Advisory Board for the “Prospering from the Energy Revolution” programme of Innovate UK, the “Investing in a Just Transition UK” Advisory Committee (led by LSE and Leeds University), and is co-chair of the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN). She used to work as Head of Communications and Campaigns at Citizens Advice and is a former broadcast journalist.
Jason has 25 years’ experience of leading teams, directing evidence-based public policy initiatives, creating influential programmes and delivering strategic impact, specialising in transport and the environment. Jason’s key skills lie in collaboration, communication and strategy development and implementation to marry up politics, policy, media, culture and commercial opportunities in order to achieve impact. Before starting at UK100 in 2018, Jason previously worked at Sustrans, Campaign for Better Transport, Greenpeace and the Department for Transport.
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