DAY 4 - Thursday 4th November
Sustainable Pleasures: A life beyond carbon
How can we bring together science, technology and innovation to ensure that the things in life that give us pleasure don't impact the planet in a negative way?
Powered by OVO Energy
09:30 - 10:00
Introduction by OVO - Dr. Rebecca Heaton, Director, OVO & Chris Russel, MD OVO Drive
Dr Rebecca Heaton
10:00 - 11:00
A life without carbon - can we get there?
Let’s face it - our lives are still largely powered by fossil fuels. From heating our homes to nights out with our mates - we know that our actions are having a massive effect on the climate. Thankfully, we now have the technology to get us to net zero emissions, but is there a will to get there? Hear from our expert panelists on what can be done to move beyond carbon.
Dr Rebecca Heaton
12:00 - 13:00
Live or dead? A zero carbon future for music
As amazing and life-changing as live music can be, the scale of the events and how much carbon a tour produces can be worrying. But the music industry is taking action. From Coldplay to Billie Eilish to Massive Attack - artists are working with organisations to find low carbon ways to bring the music we love to our ears. Hear from our expert panelists on what is being done to lower the carbon footprint of the music industry.
Prof Carly McLachlan
15:00 - 16:00
Green is the new black: outfitting the fashion industry for a sustainable future
You might not believe it, but fashion is one of the highest polluting industries in the world. In the past 15 years, global clothing production has doubled to meet demand, and this increased appetite has seen the clothing and footwear industries account for a combined estimate of 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Hear from the fashion industry on why this can’t continue and what can be done to decarbonise our wardrobes.
Dr Naomi Bailey Cooper
17:00 - 18:00
Travel without a trace: The future of zero carbon transport
From a quick trip across town to staycations and global exploration, the way we get around has a massive impact on the planet. The switch from the traditional combustion engine to electricity could change all that, but can we go fast enough? Hear from our panel of experts on what can be done to accelerate the transition to zero carbon mobility.
19:00 - 20:45
The 2021 Ashden Awards: celebrating bold and brilliant climate pioneers
COP26 is a unique chance to supercharge climate solutions – the ideas and organisations building a zero-carbon future. So that’s where Ashden will announce the 2021 Ashden Award winners, as the whole world urges global leaders to make clear commitments to tackle the climate crisis.
A stunning celebration film will reveal ground-breaking initiatives in the forests and fields of Africa and India, among refugee camps brimming with energy and entrepreneurship, and in towns and cities up and down the UK.
Join us to watch the celebrations streamed from the Green Zone and meet some of the 2021 Ashden Award winners.
21:00 - 00:00
Auntie Flo is an award-winning DJ, producer and live performer. Since bursting onto the scene in 2010, he has cemented his position as a central figure in the ‘new strand of club music fusing electronic and world influences’ (The Wire). Genre for the Evening: tropical/funk/electronic