Programme

Stuart Nichol (KSB Board and SSN Steering Group Member) chaired the conference with a welcome address from Chair of the SSN Steering Group, Chris Wood-Gee

The morning plenary included a Ministerial Message from Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Scottish Government, plus keynote contributions from:

  • Matthew Bell, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change;
  • Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde;
  • Andrew Darnton, Managing Director of AD Research and Analysis, behaviours specialist and lead author of ISM
  • Heidi Hauf, Principal Sustainability Advisor, Sustainable Business, Forum for the Future

Parallel session topics included transport, active travel, energy systems, energy efficiency, procurement, food systems, and influencing behaviour change. Each session explored in more detail the pathways towards 2030 and the vital role played by public sector organisations. 

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Programme Timetable

09.00-09.45
Registration, Breakfast Networking and Exhibition
09.45-10.00
Conference Welcome

Stuart Nichol, Conference Chair

Chris Wood-Gee, SSN Chair

10:00-10.15
Ministerial Message

Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Scottish Government

10.15-11.15
Plenary 1: Pathways to 2030 – A Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Scotland

Matthew Bell, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change

Sir Jim McDonald, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde

11.15-11.45
Refreshment break, networking and exhibition
11.45-12.30
Plenary 2: Making Change Happen – The Critical Role of Behaviours

Andrew Darnton, Managing Director of AD Research and Analysis, behaviours specialist and lead author of ISM

12.30-13.35
Lunch, Networking and Exhibition
13.35-14.00
Plenary 3: The Value and Impact of the SSN

SSN Steering Group key stakeholders

14:00-15.30
Parallel Sessions

Parallel Sessions Topics are sustainable food; energy efficiency; local energy models; business travel; active travel; climate action co-benefits; culture and behaviours; ISM and sustainable policy development; sustainable procurement.  More information can be found on the Parallel sessions page.

15:30-15.50
Break
15:50-16.15
Plenary 4: Pathways to 2030: Sustainable, Systemic, and Seriously Hard

Heidi Hauf – Principal Sustainability Advisor, Forum for the Future

16:15-16.30
Summing up and next steps

Stuart Nichol, Conference Chair

16:30-18.00
Refreshments and networking at the Technology & Innovation Centre

An opportunity for delegates to continue discussions and networking over light refreshments at the Technology & Innovation Centre.

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