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Thursday 22 April


The Green Industrial Revolution, Climate Emergency and Natural Capital

Focused on jobs, skills and opportunity in the low-carbon space, this webinar will explore and assess not only the promise of the green industrial revolution, but also the broader economic and climate context, including prospects around investment in natural capital.

Announced last November, the UK’s 10-Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution is looking to mobilise £12bn of government investment, plus potentially three times that amount from the private sector, to create and support up to 250,000 green jobs.

This investment could help to kick-start and boost key elements of a wider sustainable jobs market. In fact, according to the Local Government Association, nearly 700,000 direct jobs could be created in England alone in the low-carbon and renewable energy economy by 2030, rising to more than 1.18 million by 2050.

However, the debate will also ask whether, in the name of sustainability and pursuit of resilience, we shouldn’t be placing these low-carbon plans for business and industry within the context of the wider climate emergency and the UK’s overall strategy for conserving and protecting natural resources and ecosystems — from coastlines and rivers, to peat bogs and forests. Do we need to think even bigger and greener?


Chaired by Jim McClelland from SustMeme, with

Paul Harmer — Technical Director, Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineers (CIPHE)

Mark Krull — Director, Logic Certification

Future Leaders is an industry-wide initiative designed to promote and develop the next generation of leaders and influencers — those responsible for addressing the emerging green skills gap, mainstreaming low-carbon technologies and achieving climate goals, so delivering against sustainability objectives in years to come.


Day and night: The effect of lighting design on health and wellbeing

Everybody will have experienced the ‘wrong’ kind of lighting at some point— with it being either too bright, or too dark, making the space less relaxing, or conversely sleep-inducing, maybe prompting concerns about eye strain, even headaches.

As well as our physical comfort and condition, lighting can also impact upon our mental health and wellbeing. There is growing awareness of the importance of daylight for our circadian rhythms, with insufficient exposure – typically during winter months, or when shift-working, for example — leading to people finding their sleep patterns disrupted and perhaps experiencing ‘social jetlag’, or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Along with other indoor climate and environment factors — such as air quality and temperature control — lighting can also be key to improving performance in education and workspaces. Its affects on both psychological and cognitive behaviours range from impacts upon the attention spans of schoolchildren, to the efficiency of office workers.

With its focus on health and wellbeing, therefore, this webinar* will explore how lighting can help create more user-friendly environments, for work and play.

The panel will debate the priorities for more people-centric and sustainable lighting design and specification. The session will also look at the latest innovations in lamps, luminaries, lighting products and systems, as well as the technology for sensing, monitoring and managing to optimise health and wellbeing.


John Mardaljevic — Professor of Building Daylight Modelling School – Loughborough University

Jonathan Rush — Partner (Lighting Design) – Hoare Lea

Diana Celella — Designer & Director – Drawing Room Interiors

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