Monday, 3 September 2012

TUC Climate Change conference announced

TUC Climate Change Conference:  
Green is good for growth, October 23rd 2012

The TUC's annual climate change conference 2012 will focus on how to deliver a 
greener and stronger UK economy.
Keynote addresses from the Business Secretary Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP and TUC 
Deputy General Secretary Frances O'Grady will be accompanied by panel debates 
between business, trade unions, campaigners and politicians along with expert-led 
workshops on key strategic issues in green economic policy, including the 
development of the Green Investment Bank and the scope for achieving a green
industrial policy.
Expert speakers confirmed so far include:
  • Andrew Raingold (Aldersgate Group)
  • Dr Bridget Woodman (University of Exeter)
  • Charles Abel-Smith (Green Investment Bank)
  • Chris Pook (BIS)
  • Craig Bennett (Friends of the Earth)
  • David Holyoake (ClimateEarth)
  • Ed Matthew (Energy Bill Revolution &Transform UK)
  • Emma Howard Boyd (Jupiter Asset Management)
  • Graham Petersen (Universities & Colleges Union)
  • Jim Mitchell (Energy & Utility Sector Skills Council)
  • John Sharp (Innovas)
  • Laura Cohen (The Ceramics Federation)
  • Lesley Mercer (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy)
  • Prof Mariana Mazzucato (University of Sussex)
  • Dr Matthew Brown (CBI)
  • Mike Clancy (Prospect)
  • Peter Young (Aldersgate Group & SKM Enviros)
  • Sarah Pearce (Unison)
  • Steve Elliott (Energy Intensives Users Group; Chemical Industries Association)
  • Sue Ferns (Prospect)
  • Tony Burke (Unite)
This exciting conference will make the case both for greener growth, and for the 
benefits that this approach could bring.

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