The second annual Tech and Net Zero Conference will take place on 5 October. This year’s conference will be focused on operationalising Net Zero for tech firms, as well as looking forward to COP28, specifically the sectors’ role in decarbonising the wider economy.
The agenda includes:
- keynote: The Latest Climate Science. An overview of the latest climate science and the scale of action required.
- What does COP 28 and the global stocktake mean for tech? With COP 28 being a ‘global stocktake’ year, this panel will discuss the risks, operational issues, and opportunities to deliver tech sector led decarbonisation across the economy.
- The tech sector’s own net zero journey. This panel will discuss how they are approaching decarbonisation and the problems they’ve faced. Topics will include transition pathways, standards, frameworks, Scope 3 / Scope 4, offsets, and leadership.
- Policy and regulatory roundtables. Delegates can attend one of three breakout sessions on some of the key regulatory and policy developments impacting tech, including an overview of the latest climate related regulations, greenwashing and green claims, and disclosure requirements for tech (SDRs, CSRD, CS3D).
- Making the UK a clean tech leader in the face of increasing scepticism, the US IRA and EU Green Deal. With increasing climate scepticism ahead of the General Election, this panel will discuss what needs to happen for the UK to become a ‘clean tech leader’. The discussion will include the role of public funding and subsidies, green finance, and creating a market for tech.
- Tech sector decarbonisation roundtables. Delegates can attend one of three breakout sessions that will look at how the tech sector itself can decarbonise, including how to procure renewable electricity, developing green digital skills, and green software development and decarbonised data infrastructure.
- Building a resilient tech ecosystem. The climate crisis is already impacting communities and businesses. This panel will look at how the tech sector can become more resilient, including, how to measure and declare risk, protecting infrastructure and business critical operations, the role of insurance, and contingency planning and future risk planning.
- AI and Climate. AI is set to transform all sectors. This discussion will look at how AI can make an impact on decarbonisation.
Last year’s event, consisting of expert panels, informed speeches from tech sector experts, and an excellent location for industry networking was a standard which we hope to surpass this year.
Timings: 09:00-17:00 (Timings are subject to change as the agenda is finalised)
- techUK member ticket - free
- Public sector - free
- Non-member ticket - £150.00 + VAT
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