The Decarbonisation Effect: Powering the future growth of the South West of England economy

An economic development forum organised by Climate Communications, part of JBP Associates

Friday 24th May 2024

Burges Salmon, One Glass Wharf Bristol BS2 0ZX


This event will explore the opportunity to power the South-West economy on the back of decarbonisation of the region. It will cover:

The central pillars of an economic development ‘greenprint’ to enable the region’s economy to take full advantage of decarbonisation.

Financing the region’s decarbonisation revolution.

Establishing the South-West as the hot bed for environmental technology innovations.

The primary policies needed to support the growth of a low carbon-led economy in the region.

Removing the barriers that have the potential to stand in the way of a high performing decarbonisation-powered economy so that future growth opportunities can be maximised.

The skills and local supply chains that need to be established to support the progress of decarbonisation and therefore the South West economic fortunes.

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Speakers and panellists include:

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Darren Jones

Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Bristol North West MP

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Grahame Woods

Head of Energy and Sustainable Development Communications and Engagement, JBP Associates

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Paul Coles

CEO, South West Business Council

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Andy Salter

Managing Director of DVV Media International & Lead for the Freight Carbon Zero initiative

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Carla Denyer

Co-leader of the Green Party in England and Wales

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James Close

Head of Climate Change, NatWest

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Julian Miller

Business Development Manager, Ameresco

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Julia Gray

Principal and Chief Executive, City of Bristol College

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Andy Clarke

Director of Integrated Transport at Costain and Chairman of Hydrogen South West

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Paul Wilson

Chief Business Officer, Connected Places Catapult

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Paul Lowndes

Programme Director, This is Gravity

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James Cooke

Deputy Director, Western Gateway Partnership

About Climate Communications

Climate Communications is part of JBP Associates, the integrated PR, parliamentary affairs and stakeholder engagement consultancy which celebrates its 40th year in operation in Bristol this year. Climate Communications was set up to provide specialist communications and engagement support for those organisations who are the driving force behind sustainable development. JBP has an extensive track record of working with companies in the energy, infrastructure, built environment and sustainability space, including Arlington Energy, Barratts, E.ON, National Grid  and Solarsense.