6 & 7 July | Low Carbon Cymru Conference

6 & 7 July | Low Carbon Cymru Conference

The Low Carbon Cymru Conference is a two day event that looks at research and application solutions to new challenges that arise from unsustainable urbanisation and a loss of natural capital. Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales are organising this event in partnership with the Sêr Cymru National Research Network for Low Carbon, Energy and Environment (NRN-LCEE) and the Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI) and are bringing together sector-leading experts from research and industry to discuss the opportunities for developing a low-carbon Wales for future generations.

Day 1: Nature-Based Solutions for a low carbon Wales

Day 1 will explore current and future nature-based solutions for a low carbon society. This will include aspects of urban regeneration and well-being, watershed management and ecosystem restoration, marine renewables, chemistry, natural capital and blue-green urban infrastructure.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Nicola Beaumont, Plymouth Marine Laboratory.
  • Professor Ian Bryden, University of the Highlands and Islands.
  • Professor Čedo Maksimović, Imperial College London.
  • Dr Luise Noring, Copenhagen Business School.
  • Professor Peter Pearson, Imperial College London.
  • Professor Carolyn Roberts, Gresham College.
  • Dr Duncan Macquarrie, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, University of York.

You can follow this link to find out more about the speakers.

Day 2: Smart Grid, Smart Living

Day 2 will examine the ‘internet of energy’, a greener, more reliable, and more efficient power supply. Research has already revealed opportunities for industry and the public sector to embrace new technologies to bring about a low carbon sustainable society.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Phil Jones, LCRI, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University.
  • Mike Pedley, Head of Energy at Dwr Cymru/Welsh Water
  • Steven Edwards, Director of Regulation and Commercial at Wales and West Utilities
  • Professor Alan Guwy, Head of the Sustainable Environment Research Centre (SERC) at University of South Wales
  • Professor Iain Donnison, Leader of the Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at Aberystwyth University
  • Tim James, Energy Manager at Port of Milford Haven
  • Paul Jones from SPECIFIC
  • Ivo Spreeuwenberg, National Grid
  • Phil Bowen, Cardiff University
  • Jon Maddy, South Wales University
  • Jianzhong Wu, Cardiff University
  • Ian Masters, Swansea University