A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend the first ever London Climate Action Week 1-8th July organised in partnership with the Mayor of London, Sadiq khan. The week was packed full of events and workshops which showcased London’s enthusiasm and expertise as a global leader in the transition to a net-zero city by 2050.
I was lucky enough to attend the Climate Innovation Forum 2019 event which was a buzz of energy, engagement and discussion with one common goal – how can we bring governments, industry and individuals together to make the change to a carbon-zero economy?
This question was further posed by 18 year old Anna Taylor, co-founder of the UK Student Climate Network who gave an awe-inspiring speech on how young people are feeling desperate, angry and scared with the current pace of action on climate change, calling for more urgency from government and business leaders in the crowd. This had both me and the audience moved.
I would like to thank Climate Innovation Forum 2019 for hosting Tom and I from CO2balance, it was a fantastic event, very informative and well organised and I look forward to hopefully attending again next year! In the meantime, keep an eye on the news of the UK hosting COP26 in 2020.