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Midlands debates net zero challenges

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Live discussion with views from experts promises to make an exciting event

The Midlands team is hosting a unique event in November featuring speakers from the government, the CIOB, a designer and a main contractor sharing their thoughts and plans for achieving carbon-neutral projects in the Midlands.

Net Zero: A View from All Sides will take place on Thursday 18 November at the Arden Hotel and Leisure Club, Solihull. During the course of the evening there will be time built in for networking.

The first speaker, who will present the government’s view of net zero is Eddie Hughes MCIOB, MP for Walsall North within the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC).

He will open with a summary of the ministerial office move to Wolverhampton and the benefits this will bring to the region, followed by a government view of net zero, including targets and Midlands-specific goals.

L-r: Alex Carter, David Cadiot, Eddie Hughes MP and Paul Chatwin will all speak at the event.

Daisie Rees-Evans, CIOB policy officer, will then share how the CIOB is leading on discussions for sustainability and net zero at industry and government level.

The designer’s view will then be delivered by two speakers from Cundall – partner Alex Carter and sustainability associate Paul Chatwin. They will share approaches and best practice in relation to successfully delivering low and net zero carbon designs.

They will also look at how the net zero design challenge is being applied to regional projects such as Curzon Wharf in Birmingham.

Finally, the main contractor’s view will be covered by David Cadiot, executive general manager, UK regions, construction – Europe at Lendlease.

He will look at the ways in which net zero can be delivered in practice, bringing in experience on regional schemes – plans for Smithfield, Glen Parva prison and Perry Barr residential scheme.

Cadiot will also cover Lendlease’s ambitious carbon targets, the tangible progress made to date, key learnings and views on how the sector can accelerate to net zero.

Attendees will have the opportunity to put questions to all four panellists.

For more information, or to book your place, please contact [email protected]

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