Carbon Trust Public Sector Conference 2015

Carbon Trust Public Sector Conference 2015

In association with
GE LightingGE Lighting

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Networking Sponsor
United Utilities

District Heating Stream sponsor
United Utilities

Crown Commercial Service
FVB District Energy
Low Carbon Research Institute Convergence Energy Programme
SSE Enterprise

The Carbon Trust


Date: 25 February 2015
Location: The Barbican Centre, London, UK

  • Richard Rugg, Managing Director, Carbon Trust Programmes, speaks at the Carbon Trust Public Sector Conference 2015

Against the backdrop of political change in 2015, the Carbon Trust Public Sector Conference agenda featured real, practical examples of solutions that participants could apply to their own specific challenges. An invaluable opportunity to network with colleagues from across the public sector, the Conference enabled delegates to tailor their agenda through a choice of plenary, workshop and roundtable sessions, all designed to give participants knowledge and tools to help save money and carbon.

Matthew Bell, Chief Executive of the Committee for Climate Change, opened the conference and shared his views on the importance of the role the public sector must take to manage the risks of climate change.  Mike Hall, General Manager UK and Ireland, GE Lighting Perspectives spoke on the future of lighting and Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI  spoke on "The Public, The Environment and Politics".

This CPD accredited event featured the following dedicated streams:

  1. Distributed energy and heat networks – understanding the role of the public sector in establishing a successful future for decentralised energy
  2. Energy Performance Contracting – contracts, best practice and suppliers: an independent view of Energy Performance Contracting and managing built assets.
  3. Low Carbon Cities – partner engagement, leadership and smart technologies to enable sustainable cities in the UK and beyond.
  4. Climate Change Adaptation – managing risks to health and to public service delivery.

Download the full agenda:
Carbon Trust Public Sector Conference 2015 Agenda (PDF)

We are proud to announce that GE Lighting was, once again, headline sponsor at this event and was on site to discuss challenges, requirements and solutions for intelligent lighting for commercial buildings and city wide projects.

See the video below on how GE Lighting worked with Torbay Council on street lighting:

Read the blog by GE Lighting's Mike Hall on how lighting is helping to create a low carbon future.



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Speaker biographies

Matthew Bell was appointed as the Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in November 2014.  Previously a Director at Frontier Economics, he brings to his new role sixteen years of experience in the use of economics to support policy decisions. This includes a secondment to the Prime Ministers’ Strategy Unit and advising the Environmental Audit Committee.

Matthew was also amongst the earliest advisers to the CCC – working on its approach to transport and the environment. He has led numerous projects for the Environment Agency, Defra, DECC, the Carbon Trust, including leading the team of advisers that provided input into the First National Adaptation Programme.

Ben Page is Chief Executive of Ipsos MORI. He joined MORI in 1987 after graduating from Oxford University.  A frequent writer and speaker on leadership and performance management, he has directed hundreds of surveys examining service delivery, customer care and communications.

Ben has served on a wide range of independent commissions and reviews and is currently a member of advisory boards at the CBI, Kings Fund, Institute of Public Policy Research and the Social Market Foundation.

He has been named one of the "100 most influential people in the public sector" by the Guardian, won a British Market Research Association (BMRA) award and a 2005 Market Research Society (MRS) medal.  He is absolutely committed to ensuring survey research makes a difference for decision makers. 


If you are a public sector body and would like to download the slides from the conference you can access them from our free to subscribe Public Sector Carbon Network.