Annual Carbon Trust Public Sector Conference

Carbon Trust Public Sector Conference 2015


The Carbon Trust


Public sector event

The Carbon Trust Public Sector Conference 2015 will take place on Wednesday 25th February 2015. Registration for this event will open soon.  Details of last year's event are below.

There are still stream sponsorship & exhibition opportunities available.  
Find out more: Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities (PDF).

Slides from the Carbon Trust Public Sector Conference 2014 are available on the Public Sector Carbon Network.

In the wake of the IPCC Fifth Assessment report, and the Fourth Carbon Budget review from the Committee on Climate Change, the Carbon Trust Public Sector Conference looked at how the public sector can lead the way towards meaningful and necessary action on climate change in these very challenging times.

Baroness Worthington, Labour peer and architect of the UK's Climate Change act delivered our morning keynote speech, focusing on the role of the Public Sector in tackling climate change. John Ashton, the UK Government’s former Special Representative for Climate Change delivered our afternoon keynote plenary session. Full speaker biographies are detailed below.

The event showcased a diverse range of positive, visionary and practical solutions that the public sector can implement to accelerate carbon reduction not just through their own estates but across their communities.

This CPD accredited event focussed on the following themes:

  1. The Human Factor - employee, stakeholder & supplier engagement
  2. Financing Carbon - building the investment case for carbon reduction projects
  3. Local Area Leadership - local energy, partner engagement, and smart cities
  4. Technical Solutions - building retrofit, data & metrics, measuring baseline & carbon impact, and reporting.

These themes are designed to give public sector and educational employees ideas, contacts and knowledge to take forward ‘invest to save’ and carbon reduction projects.

Carbon Trust have formed a partnership with GE Lighting across its flagship Public Sector Conference to address challenges, share best practice and educate the public sector on new innovations and technologies. 

Carbon Trust Public Sector Conference 2014 - agenda (PDF)

2014 Speaker biographies:

Baroness Bryony Worthington is an experienced climate campaigner who has worked for Friends of the Earth, the government and in the energy sector. A key member of the team that drafted the UK's world-leading Climate Change Bill, Bryony is also the founder of Sandbag, an NGO focused on research and campaigning for effective carbon markets, and a patron of the Alvin Weinberg Foundation, advocating thorium-based nuclear power. Since 2011 Bryony has been the Labour Party's Shadow Minister on Energy & Climate Change.

John Ashton is an independent commentator and adviser on the politics of climate change. He is also well known for the role he has played in climate diplomacy. From 2006-12 John served as Special Representative for Climate Change for three successive UK Foreign Secretaries, spanning the current Coalition and the previous Labour Governments. The UK Foreign Office pioneered during this time a diplomacy-led approach to climate change that came to be widely admired. He was a cofounder and, from 2004-6, the first Chief Executive of the think tank E3G. He is a Distinguished Policy Fellow at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College.

2014 Exhibitor Profiles

The Carbon Trust is a world-leading organisation helping businesses, governments and the public sector to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy through carbon reduction, energy-saving strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies. Over the past 12 years, our technical and strategic support has helped more than 3,000 public sector organisations both in the UK and overseas to cut their energy bills by over £700million, while reducing their carbon emissions by more than 17.5 million tonnes. Pipeline savings that we we’re helping the public sector to achieve total over £2.5bn.

GE Lighting is the professional division of General Electric specializing in lighting solutions all around the world. GE was born from the invention of the world's first affordable incandescent lamp. More than a century later, our Lighting business still brings light to the world, helping advance new technologies such as fluorescents and light-emitting diodes (LEDs), that operate with more efficiency, less cost and less environmental impact than ever before.

Daikin Airconditioning UK Ltd (Daikin UK) are a leading supplier of cooling, heating, ventilation and refrigeration solutions for commercial, residential and industrial applications. Their product portfolio comprises a wide range of highly energy efficient climate control systems. A wholly owned subsidiary of Daikin Europe NV, Daikin UK have an excellent record of concern for environmental issues and applies it to all areas of the business, in many cases pre-empting international and national environmental legislation. They are renowned for their pioneering approach to product development and the unrivalled quality and versatility of its integrated solutions.

Edge Electrical & Renewables Ltd go beyond renewable installation by taking a holistic approach with their customers to provide them with a service that is second to none. Edge Electricals are extremely passionate about renewable technologies and implement them with great efficiency to save customers energy and money. They support customers through the process from assisting with monitoring existing equipment to identify potential savings, providing a design service, through to supply and installation of equipment, as well as maintenance to ensure maximum performance and efficiency.

United Utilities Total Solutions - Complete water and wastewater services for your business. Whatever your sector and whatever your water needs; United Utilities have a service to help you save money, keep your business running and help you become more sustainable. From consultancy and leak detection, through to the planning, implementation and operation of new plants, their comprehensive range of solutions can help you reduce consumption and grow your business. We work with your business to identify which products and services will be of most benefit to you.

  • Baroness Worthington, one of the main architects of the UK’s Climate Change Act, provided the opening keynote
  • Carbon Trust Public Sector conference
  • Richard Rugg, Managing Director of Carbon Trust Programmes, and Baroness Worthington
  • Public Sector Conference: A series of masterclasses were provided for delegates
  • Public Sector Conference: A series of masterclasses were provided for delegates
  • Joseph Williams, Manager - Technical and Change at the Carbon Trust, delivers a masterclass on behaviour change
  • Masterclasses were delivered by experts from the Carbon Trust, the Green Investment Bank and DECC
  • Masterclasses were delivered by experts from the Carbon Trust, the Green Investment Bank and DECC
  • Mike Hall, General Manager UK & Ireland, GE Lighting spoke at the conference
  • Exhibitors included Daikin, Edge Electrical & Renewables, and United Utilities
  • Sustainability leaders from over 200 public sector bodies across the UK registered to attend the conference
  • Sustainability leaders from over 200 public sector bodies across the UK registered to attend the conference
  • Sustainability leaders from over 200 public sector bodies across the UK registered to attend the conference

Videos from the Carbon Trust Public Sector Conference 2012:

Alexandra Hammond – Sustainability Manager, Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital

Matt Nicholl – Building Project Manager, Royal College of Music