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Greening Our Local Economy

Event details:

When: 29th October 2021, 12pm-1pm
Where: Online

Join us for our latest event - ‘Greening our Local Economy: What does it mean for your business?’

From 12-1pm on Friday 29 October 2021.

Note: this event has now taken place.

View a copy of the presentations here

Watch a recording of the webinar here

Useful links:

The Together for Our Planet digital campaign toolkit with a range of communications assets (e.g. social media & newsletter templates, graphics etc)

Business Climate Leaders Hub with UK-tailored resources (included sector-specific guidance for 6 pilot sectors: agriculture, construction, hospitality, retail, manufacture and tech)

SME Climate Commitment where businesses with up to 500 employees can join the UN’s global Race to Zero campaign

Key support for small businesses at national* level currently includes:
Cycle to work scheme
Workplace charging scheme (vouchers covering up to 75% of purchase & installation costs of chargepoints)
Plug-in Charging Grant Scheme (grants towards the cost of low-emission vehicles)
*Businesses may also be able to access support via their local Growth Hubs, who they can get in touch with to find out more

BEIS have recently developed a ‘train the trainer’ package of resources, piloted with Growth Hubs. Contact Sam Lux for access to these resources to help engage businesses on net zero (slide deck, engagement tracker, case study selection, FAQs, net zero glossary etc).

Event information:

Have you ever wondered what COP26 actually means and how it may affect your business? This event aims to put businesses ‘in the picture.’

The lead up to the United Nations Climate Conference (COP26) is being hosted by the UK Government in Glasgow (31 October to 12 November) and issues around global warming, and the need to reduce our carbon usage to slow the effects of climate change, are becoming increasingly important.

Whilst COP26 is important in setting the national and global targets needed to slow down the effects of global warming, we will all need to play our part at a local level if we are to meet the challenging Government targets of reducing our carbon emissions by 78% by 2035. This event will look at what businesses can do to help and what support is available through grants.

Guest speakers include:
• Mary-Louise Harrison, LLEP Senior Projects Manager, Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership Limited (LLEP)
• Gavin Fletcher, Midlands Energy Hub
• Sam Lux, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
• Fiona Mahon, Climate Change Manager, Leicester City Council

Note: This event has expired.

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