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Carbon Analytics to present at Smart Future London

Carbon Analytics will present on 27 October at Smart Future London 2014 at City Hall, London: www.smartfuture-london.com

altCarbon Analytics (www.co2analytics.com/) was formed in 2013 by a team of graduates from the University of Oxford in the belief that it should be easy for companies of all sizes to reap the rewards of managing their environmental impact. It is committed to removing the barriers to carbon management, and to guide as many companies as possible on their journey to building a greener business and a greener supply chain.

It is a member of three thriving communities in the UK's start-up scene, including the Oxygen Accelerator, EU CLimateKIC programme, and the Sirius programme by UK Trade & Investment.

 

 

Horizon 2020 Update and Workshops

A morning event, on 28 October 2014, in the 'Funding Cleantech' series, takes place during Smart Future London 2014. The event, organised by Cleantech Investor, is sponsored by K&L Gates, ZaZ Ventures and Clean Capital and will be hosted by K&L Gates at its London offices.

The European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme includes a number of calls which relate to 'smart cities'. These include calls in areas such as urban transport innovation, energy efficiency in existing buildings and visionary smart cities projects, all of which have been allocated significant funding budgets.

The morning will involve a panel discussion with expert speakers and will include both consortium building workshops and panel discussions of:

  • Progress so far: an overview of Horizon 2020 since the launch
  • Smart City funding opportunities: a review of the outstanding and forthcoming Horizon 2020 calls in this space
  • The biggest pitfalls of proposal writing and how to avoid them
  • Case studies of companies which have succeeded in raising funding

Consortium Building Workshops

The event will include a series of workshops aimed at facilitating consortium building (an important aspect of Horizon 2020 since the EC prioritises projects with an international component). Workshop themes will include:

Urban transport innovation
Energy efficiency of the existing building stock
Visionary smart city projects
Heating and cooling technologies
The role of local authorities

Speakers and workshop moderators will include:

Janis Folkmanis, EU DG Energy

Xavier Aubry, ZAZ Ventures

Suzanne Holt Ballard

Stephan Decher, ZAZ Ventures

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Sustainable City Awards 2014-15

The City of London Sustainable City Awards 2014-15 are now accepting entries from organisations. There are twelve awards available spanning the economy, society and the environment; last year's award winners included Carbon Voyage, Zoological Society of London (double winner) and Abundance Energy.

This year two new categories have been added - Sustainable Places and Health & Wellbeing. The full list is below. Entries close on 14 November 2014 and judging takes place December 2014-end February 2015 with the awards cermony on 23 March 2015 at Mansion House. Entry is free and open across the UK and, in the case of The Farsight Award, worldwide. More information can be found on the website.

2014-15 Categories

 Sustainable Finance 

 The Farsight Award 

 Tackling Climate Change 

 Resource Conservation

 Sustainable Travel and Transport 

 Greening the Third Sector

 Sustainable Places

 Health & Wellbeing

 Sustainable Buildings

 Sustainable Food

 Responsible Waste Management

 Air Quality

All business entries will be considered for the Sir Peter Parker Award, given to the organisation which best demonstrates leadership in sustainability and there winners and highly commended entries in all categories will be considered for the Sustainable City Awards Overall Winner.

 

 

Smart Future London 27-28 Oct 2014

“Cities harbour the scale for low-emission transport, effective land-use planning, mass retro-fitting, building efficiency, viable water and electricity systems, and product recycling.”

(UNEP, 2014)

Cities In Percentages

80%:

human generated carbon emissions from cities

80%:

2040 world energy consumption from urban locations (Booz & Co)

70%:

2030 world population living in cities (UN)

90%:

urban energy consumption growth from 2010 to 2040 (Booz & Co)

 

London in Numbers*

1 million:

growth in population 2011-2021

800,000:

new homes required by 2031

600,000:

extra public transport peak time passengers by 2031

* Smart London Plan

 

Over half of the world's population lives in cities. We are currently undergoing what has been described as a period of “great migration”, and the UN estimates that cities will be home to 70% of people globally by 2030. Cities are economic powerhouses and account for 80% of global GDP according to the World Bank, so accelerated urbanisation may also mean accelerated economic growth in cities, the hubs of technical innovation and collaboration.

However, rising numbers of increasingly wealthy city dwellers pose a challenge in a world of diminishing natural resources.

According to Booz & Company, cities accounted for 66% of global energy consumption in 2010 and that number is set to climb to 80% by 2040. In terms of actual energy, this implies that demand from cities will almost double by 2040, from 7.5 BTOE (billion tons of oil equivalent) to 14.9 BTOE, according to the Booz & Company forecasts.

Some 80% of human generated carbon emissions come from cities, according to research by Barber (2013). And air quality is increasingly becoming an issue in cities.

Join Cleantech Investor at Smart Future London 2014 on 27 -28 October 2014, to hear expert speakers debate the challenges – and opportunities – resulting from urbanisation.

 

 


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