The Practical Consequences of and Solutions to Climate Change

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After a hugely successful event in 2018 with 180 + registered , we are looking forward to an equally successful event in 2019. Climate Change is most definitely on the agenda following last December's UN dire warning that global warming could reach 1.5 degrees C increase over pre industrialisation temperatures by 2030. That's just 11 years from now – it really is time to act


This conference will consider:


What are the consequences of climate change – what are the implications for business , what are the threats? What are the opportunities? & How will it impact on our daily lives and quality of life?
We will look at examples of activity already taking place in the public and private sector and hear from the West Midlands Combined Authority on their commitment to action.


With support and interest in the event already gathering momentum, our programme of specialist subject speakers plus representatives of key business sectors is well under development. They will tell us how they expect +1.5 degrees will affect us all – and how they are taking action now


Programme – Morning

Welcome – Professor Rashid Gatrad, OBE Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands & leader of the WASUP project
Chair – Beverley Nielsen Executive Director of the Institute of Design and Economic Acceleration at Birmingham City University
The consequences of Climate Change
John Firth
, Co-founder and CEO of Acclimatise
Liz Parkes, Deputy Director Climate Change & Business Services, Environment Agency

Companies and Organisations Taking Action

Paul Dockerill , Director of Energy and Programme Management , whg
Paul Nicol , Director of AMC, whg
Dr Paul Brooks, Group Director; Health, Safety & Environment, Tata Group
Nicky Philpott , Director, UK Health Alliance on Climate Change
Alexa Torlo Head of New Product Development The Steamhouse BCU
Professor Martin Freer , Director, Birmingham Energy Institute, University of Birmingham
Harvir Sahota Managing Director Mahirs Experience
Tom Bradley External Affairs Manager Cadent Gas
Dr Simon Slater Head of Environment West Midlands Combined Authority

Regional Commitment to Action

Representative of the WMCA
More speakers to be announced shortly

Afternoon – Regional Mayor Hustings event

Candidates standing in the election for West Midlands Regional Mayor will be invited to speak for five minutes on the subject of climate change and its impact on the region. The session then becomes an open debate involving all delegates.

This not-for-profit event offers free attendance for delegates however to cover our costs we are looking for sponsors (£1,000) with a story to tell re their company's involvement with sustainability and solutions to climate change. You will be given the opportunity to address the audience and also have your branding associated with all the marketing materials for this successful and inciteful event. If you want to find out more please do not hesitate to contact

Images from the 2018 event


Event Details

Date: November 06, 2019

Start time: 09:00

End time: 15:00

Venue: Tally Ho , Pershore Road Birmingham

Coordinates: 52.453089,-1.907984

Directions: Directions Thank you for booking your place on the Making Places Last - Sustainable Homes and Communities event. Further joining instructions will be sent By bus - National Express West Midlands routes 45 & 47 travel along the Pershore road and stop outside our venue. By train - New Street Station and Moor Street Station are both within easy commuting distance of our venue. ​Both stations provide have easy access to taxi ranks and bus services. By car - Our venue is situated just 4.3 miles off the Aston Expressway. After leaving the Expressway head South West along the A38, Keep right and continue down the Queensway (via the tunnels) passing Great Charles Street, Suffolk Street, and eventually hitting the main Bristol Street. At the Junction of Bristol Street and A4540 Belgrave Middleway turn left and take the 3rd exit at the roundabout on to the Pershore Road and continue for around 1.1 miles to reach our venue.