Innovation Conference 2018
'Achieving a carbon-free Scotland’
23rd March, 2018
McEwan Hall, University of Edinburgh
About the Conference:
The Scottish Government has recently published ambitious targets to reach a low-carbon society. ESIC sets out to explore how we can achieve these targets by coming together and drawing up ‘a road-map to a carbon-free Scotland’. We will be focusing on Scotland's two main polluters - energy and transport sectors. As well as the ways finance, policy mechanisms and incentives can accelerate the transition.
Accelerate the transition to a carbon-free Scotland by:
Increasing cross-sector collaboration. We aspire to cut across social, sectoral and disciplinary boundaries. Doing this will lead to greater positive action.
Engaging and inspiring a much wider group of individuals, in particular the next generation. Given the chance, we can inject new momentum into the transition away from carbon.
Creating an environment for solution-based discussion to flourish whilst laying down the foundations for these ideas to turn into reality - ensuring the conference has an after-life.
Primarily, professionals that are involved in the sustainability movement. Delegates will include academics, industry experts, the financial sector and the policy community. We will also invite the next generation of change makers. It will be an incredible opportunity for students to get engaged in a professional setting, forging connections that can influence their careers. We hope this will create a unique array of attendees from those different social, sectoral and disciplinary backgrounds.