Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM is to host a major climate conference as part of London Climate Action Week which runs from 1-8 July 2019. The initiative is the capital's first ever week dedicated to climate action and is supported by the Mayor of London.
The Smart Cities, Sustainable Cities event on 3 July, which has been organised by RSM, Energy Networks and Women in Sustainability, will focus on urban living and the opportunities that are being created to mitigate climate change and improve social wellbeing.
The conference discussion will touch on various facets of the smart and sustainable city, such as:
- renewable and sustainable sources of clean and affordable energy
- transport, waste, sustainability, health, social, culture and heritage
- technology, data and digital innovation
- the built environment, building efficiency and infrastructure, and
- the public, the private and the people.
The conference will welcome a number of high-profile industry speakers including Colwyn Elder, chief planning officer at Futerra, Linda Chandler, CEO of HyperLocal Cities, Sarah Toy, CEO of Sarah Toy Consulting and Mona Dajani, Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.
Tackling climate change is one of the world's most pressing challenges and which will require innovation and collaboration between government, business and civil society. We are delighted to be supporting this important initiative and playing our part in contributing to the debate.'
Sheena McGuinness, RSM tax partner who heads the firm's renewable energy team
The Smart Cities, Sustainable Cities conference at RSM will be one of 75 events taking place across London as part of London Climate Change Week, bringing together climate expertise and talent from across all sectors. Collectively, the events aim to highlight practical solutions and identify new opportunities to help cut carbon emissions to keep global temperature increases within 1.5C and support the Paris Agreement.