Sustainability and the Climate Change Emergency
September 16, 2019
Valtech are hosting a free event on Wednesday October 9th in London, that will share valuable insights from a panel of experts on how and why we should champion the better use of data to assist in designing, and scaling sustainable developments in Water, Fish and Energy.
As we turn into the next decade, there’s no doubt that the need to act on climate change increases - the ‘climate change emergency’ is high on many agendas, but it can be a struggle to align efforts, facilitate discussion and ultimately take action.
When we look to sustainability, relevant and accurate data will be key. It can help us define the challenges we face, raise awareness and spark action, create and validate solutions and measure progress (or lack of progress). There is no question that we need to foster greater openness and interoperability of data.
With this in mind, Valtech are hosting a free event on Wednesday October 9th in London, that will share valuable insights from a panel of experts on how and why we should champion the better use of data to assist in designing, and scaling sustainable developments in Water, Fish and Energy.
Speakers and panellists include Arctic Explorer Paul Rose, the CEO of National Biodiversity Network, Opens Seas, Ofgem and the Environment Agency. There is no doubt the event will spark insightful debate. Whether you are an individual, or an organisation, we want you to bring your knowledge and insights to the conversation.
To reserve your space at our free event you can register here.
Keynote speech: Data collection in extreme locations
Synopsis: Paul Rose, Arctic Explorer, describes his recent experiences in the Russian Arctic whilst filming for National Geographic.
Speaker: Paul Rose is an accomplished diver, mountain climber and explorer whose skills and interests led to his role as a BBC documentary presenter.
Roundtable discussion: Best practice in climate change data use
Participants will include:
Sophie Adams (Service Owner, Ofgem), Sophie is the Service Owner for the Data Exchange, developing a single and secure service for stakeholders to exchange regulatory data. Prior to this Sophie worked as an Economist in the Retail Monitoring team, and as an Engineer in the water and energy sectors. Sophie has been working with other regulators, with an interest in understanding how we can better protect consumers across sectors.
Jo Judge (CEO, National Biodiversity Network), Jo works to support and grow the National Biodiversity Network as the UK’s largest partnership for nature. Her role is also to implement the five-year strategy and to achieve the Network’s vision. This involves leading the Trust’s Secretariat team, supporting the Finance Management Committee, and the NBN Board of Trustees.
Nick Underdown (Head of Communications and Campaigns, Open Seas), Nick has 8 years experience in advocacy and campaigning for sustainable management of marine resources in Scotland. Nick is a former local reporter with a strong interest in social and environmental issues and corporate responsibility.
Chris Jarvis (Data Sharing and Access Manager, Environment Agency), as part of the Environment Agency, Chris helps to regulate major industry and waste treatment of contaminated land, water quality and resources, fisheries inland river, estuary and harbour navigations, conservation and ecology.
Speech: maintaining data in the public domain.
Ben Rewis, Advisory Board Member, Save the Waves, discusses the international challenges involved in sharing public data and suggests solutions.
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