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Growing our Cities in the Climate Emergency - Countdown to COP26



Following on from our successful 'Growing our Cities in the Climate Emergency' event held last May that brought together leaders from across our Celtic cities, we are pleased to be hosting an online event that will discuss activities currently taking place in the lead up to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).

Key Speakers:

  • Adam Liddle, Jacobs
  • Jamie Brogan, Edinburgh Centre of Carbon Innovation (ECCI)

Developing Action Plans for City Emissions

From Economic Business Case to City Actions: Jamie Brogan will talk about using the Net Zero Carbon Roadmap for Edinburgh to develop an action planning approach for reducing city emissions. This will explore how cities can tackle the huge and complex challenge of achieving carbon neutrality, by understanding and targeting emissions sources and using this to inform where efforts most need to be directed. It will share some of the tools and approaches currently being developed and their potential role in supporting cities to embed climate impact into city decision making.     

Setting Carbon Targets

How do businesses make a measurable commitment to address climate change: Adam Liddle will provide thoughts on how we can set targets across projects / programmes between now and the start of COP26 in November 2021, and how these be measured. Each commitment will be tailored to the individual project/client – for example, large organisations can have action-oriented commitments focused on delivering on goals and targets, whereas smaller organisations who perhaps haven’t had the resource to date to make grand commitments could start by measuring where they’re at over the next year so they have a baseline to work from going forward.

This event will be interactive, and attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the panel of speakers and ask questions and take part in general discussion and Q&A session.

Register for this event and we will send you Zoom details nearer the time.

Please note, this webinar will be recorded, by joining the event, you consent to the recording of this webinar.

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Jamie Brogan, ECCI


Jamie is the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI)’s Head of Innovation & Skills. He is an experienced Business Adviser who has supported over 500 high-growth businesses with innovation and transformation projects , and currently leads one of only two dedicated Cleantech Accelerator programmes in the UK. He has also led the creation and delivery of academic and industry partnership programmes for high-level skills transitions in new and emerging industries such as data security and sustainable construction. He has recently established and now manages the Edinburgh Climate Commission, who are currently advising the city on its Green Recovery Plan from COVID-19.

Adam Liddle, Jacobs


Adam is Director of Sustainable Growth & Innovation at Jacobs, where he focuses on identifying opportunities for sustainability and climate action through adoption of innovation tools and techniques. Adam is part of the team that created Jacobs’ global sustainability strategy (PlanBeyond) and was instrumental in establishing Jacobs’ Climate Action Plan, incorporating goals related to carbon and energy reduction and climate risk. Adam has a diverse background involving a range of technical and management roles, ranging from hazardous waste management, environmental protection and regulation, technical consultancy on waste and resource efficiency and project management across a number of technical fields including environment, water/utilities, and the built environment.

Date & Time

Tue, 24 November 2020

16:00 - 17:30

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