An ever-increasing percentage of our population live in cities and they host the majority of businesses and innovation. As a result, they have become central to decarbonising the UK. However, financing the projects that will accelerate and achieve that transition is a growing challenge.
Options abound, from incubators, to supporting clusters, to divestment, to accessing more traditional forms of finance for the climate challenge. But they are complex and often opaque.
Join our expert panel to discuss routes to financing climate action in UK cities and the challenges their leaders face in accessing what they need. Discussion will be followed by cheese and wine and lively conversation with policy makers, funders, investors and sustainability experts.
Chaired by Emma Howard-Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency, the panel will include:
- Bruce Davis, joint Managing Director at Abundance
- Justine Leigh-Bell, Director of Market Development, Climate Bonds Initiative
- Victor Gancel, Programme Manager – Low Carbon City Lab, Climate-KIC
- Manisha Gulati, Programme Manager, Cities Finance Programme, C40