During the first two weeks in November, leaders, politicians, negotiators, scientists and activists from around the world will be coming together in Glasgow for negotiations on global efforts to tackle the climate crisis, to agree the way forward and decide the targets that need to be met. The commitments made at COP26 will drive ambitious climate policies across the world, and these will touch all industries and sectors as we collectively drive for net zero.
With a focus on policy development in the official zone, there is an opportunity for industry to contribute through a parallel stream, investigating how they may meet the targets set. The marine sector in particular is likely to be challenged with aggressive decarbonisation targets as the focus shifts to clean energy and clean transport.
We are hosting a series of highly focused, business-led events crafted to create a forum for business leaders and visionaries alike to identify the issues and investigate the possible progressive solutions required to meet those mandated targets. The programme of events will focus on innovation, industry trends, industrial practices and technological developments, all with the aim to arrive at a set of agreed strategies that will help industry set our own goals to meet the political objectives.
With headquarters in the South Rotunda, a stone’s throw from the United Nations controlled Green Zone and adjacent to the BBC and ITV studios, we are aptly placed to provide a platform to host the event. With a focus on sustainable solutions, the programme will also be hybrid in nature, to allow those delegates from around the world who are unable to travel to Glasgow to attend virtually. There will also be a series of marine-specific networking events for delegates to experience the famed Glasgow hospitality and local produce.
Shipping's voyage to zero
An event to develop and support zero emissions business cases and new partnerships on the Voyage to Zero. There will be specific attention given to the cross-fertilisation between maritime, renewable energy, hydrogen, green finance and zero emissions ship technology experts and stakeholders, and to establishing valuable insights for the development of zero emissions ship business cases and zero emissions shipping policy development.
This event will showcase and discuss recent and pending developments in the Marine Renewables sector, in particular the rapidly developing areas of floating offshore wind, wave and tidal generation.
uk maritime industry
A conference focussing specifically on development across the UK Maritime Industry, covering the opportunities across various sectors, particularly focussed on constraints to growth within the UK. Facilities, R&D, manufacturing, decommissioning, ports and harbours, etc will all be covered – as well as focussed sessions on domestic marine transport (cargo and passengers), aquaculture, renewables and shipbuilding industries.
the blue economy
This conference will dive into the notion of The Blue Economy, highlighting the damage caused to the ocean environment by procurement activities, but also showcasing some of the solutions around sustainable supply chains – from latest fossil-free packaging products to low emission transportation and everything in between.
financing the technological evolution
An interactive and informative event showcasing latest technological developments and engineering trends, specifically focussed on investors, analysts and fund managers. The goal is to raise awareness of the speed and scale of positive change, in particular highlighting how investing in green technologies (and divesting from high-carbon industries) can not only generate wealth but support and sustain these positive activities.
cleaning the seas
A conference highlighting the issues and challenges around marine pollution and discussing the efforts being made to address them. There are lots of projects underway hoping to have an impact – this conference will bring stakeholders together to highlight the many solutions being developed to reduce and remove man-made pollution in the rivers, lakes, seas and oceans across the world.
In the week leading up to COP26, the facility will be used to host an exhibition, hosting STEM / Malin Young Engineer projects from local schools, raising awareness of the sustainability issues and allowing close community engagement; this would be working with Youth Enterprise Scotland and Glasgow Science Centre.
Post event, we will also host a series of wash-up events, allowing cross-sector groups to gather and agree specific climate change activities.