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Path To ‘Net Zero Emissions’

26th February 2020 | 17:45-20:30

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How can companies change their business model in order to support the net zero greenhouse gas emissions target?

The British Embassy Vienna and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Trade, cordially invite you to attend the "Path To Net Zero Emissions" event (draft programme below).

Her Majesty’s Government has made a significant new environmental commitment. A world-leading legally binding target, requiring the UK to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions from across our economy by 2050, will bring an end to the UK’s contribution to global warming.

Join us to hear about the importance of building a sustainable and carbon-free future, where private enterprise will play a leading role in the innovation, recovery and restoration needed to avoid environmental collapse. The event will focus on potential ‘paths’ to net zero emissions and aims to highlight practical ways to reach this target – showcasing best practice examples of Austrian and British companies.

Wherever you work, whatever sector you work in, you can make a difference by embracing clean technologies, reducing our impact on land, respecting the ocean as a resource that belongs to us all, eliminating waste as far as possible and reinventing the model of ‘business as usual’.

Participation is free of charge, but spaces are strictly limited. To guarantee your participation, we recommend that you register as soon as possible, but in any event no later than 17th February 2020.

Register

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Details


Date

Wednesday, 26th February 2020

Agenda

17:45 

Arrivals & Check-in 

18:00 

Introduction & Opening Remarks

Leigh Turner CMG, Her Majesty's Ambassador To Austria
Bronwen Moore, DIT Country Director

18:15 

Keynote 

Path to ‘Net Zero Emissions’

Myles McCarthy, Managing Director of Implementation Services, Carbon Trust 

18:45 

Best practice examples

Wienerberger AG
Johannes Rath, CTO

Lenzing AG
Peter Bartsch, Head of Corporate Sustainability

19:05 

Panel discussion 

“What policies are required to deliver a Net Zero future?” 

Participants: 

  • Austrian Ministry for Climate Action
    Jürgen Schneider, Head of the DG Climate Action and Environment

  • Carbon Trust 
    Myles McCarthy, Managing Director of Implementation Services

  • Umweltbundesamt – Environment Agency Austria
    Bertil Heerink, Director EU and International Institutions

  • UK Government (tbc)

19:30 –  

20:30 

 

Networking opportunity 

Drinks & Canapés 

 


Venue

Residence of the British Ambassador
Metternichgasse 6
1030 Vienna


 

Points of Contact

Sunil Kumar

British Embassy Vienna

sunil.kumar@mobile.trade.gov.uk