PMI UK Chapter

Transforming the Net Zero Landscape through the Power of Projects Conference. 19th-20th October 2021

Transforming the Net Zero Landscape through the Power of Projects Conference. 19th-20th October 2021

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The two-day conference will take place in Hopin, an all-in-one virtual event platform where attendees can learn, interact, and connect with people from anywhere in the world.

Our ‘Leaders in their field’ speaker line-up will provide thought-provoking interactive presentations from the main stage.

These will be augmented by case studies and good practice sessions to showcase existing and future initiatives and expose participants to new ways to get involved and ‘give-back.’ Crucially, the sessions will demonstrate to project managers and their organisations, the part that they must play in the ‘delivery’ of the projects necessary to combat climate change.

We will build in plenty of time and space for delegates to network, make connections and learn from each other. Hopin, is designed to 1:1-match delegates, for lively conversation and serendipitous ‘ah-ha moments;’ and supports impromptu meetings with friends and colleagues.

Delegates will be able to ‘walk-around’ the Learning Zone to visit booths that interest them, to learn more and interact with exhibitors and companies, to explore opportunities, forge relationships and get stuck-in.

Booking your conference place: be sure to register early. The conference is free to PMI UK Chapter members. 

Empowering change makers to turn ideas into reality

The Climate Change Emergency:

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, (IPCC) report makes sobering reading. Human influence on climate is virtually certain. Extreme weather events are occurring all over the world – wildfires, floods, rising sea levels, species loss – and there is an increasing focus on the points of no return. We need to act now to enable a transformational step change, to tackle the existential threat to humanity, and save our planet.

The Net Zero Target:

Scientists believe that limiting global warming to 1.5% by 2050 is still possible, but we should not dream that there is a magic bullet. Government has committed the UK to reach ‘Net Zero’ by 2050, a position in which we emit net zero greenhouse gas (in the form of CO2). This includes getting rid of our reliance on fossil fuels and switching to clean technologies such as renewables.

COP26 and whole systems thinking:

In November, the UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021 (COP26), to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, will bring together the Conference of Parties, comprising leaders from 197 nations with the objective ‘of ‘Stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.’

Sir Patrick Vallance, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, argues that we need to reduce our energy consumption but at the same time we need to view this as a whole systems problem. ‘The pressure is on the Scientific R&D and Engineering communities to get these technologies in place, deployed at the necessary scale to try and reach that target as soon as we possibly can, whilst investing in the science that is going to produce the new solutions for the long term.’

 The Transformative Power of Projects:

Two weeks before COP26 Project Management Institute, UK Chapter (PMI UK), is convening a virtual summit to share knowledge and experience about the transformative nature of projects and programs, and the vital role that PM professionals and the wider project community, can and must play in our response to the climate emergency.

PMI UKs ‘Tackling the Net Zero’ conference is designed to engage and inspire, learn, and equip, current and next-generation PM professionals, change makers and the wider project economy, with the tools, techniques, knowledge, motivation, and leadership to turn ideas into reality. We are seeking to unite like-minded individuals and organisations, with a shared understanding and willingness to work together in pursuit of audacious goals.

We recognise that the location of COP26 in Glasgow, places the UK firmly centre stage; so, our intention is that PMI UK Chapter acts as a focal point for a growing community of ‘Power of Projects’-partners; made up of local and global organisations including; Fuel Change, the Major Project Association and Project Data Analytics Task Force, along with representatives from engineering institutions such as the ICE and IMechE, and academia and industry.

Event Properties

Event Date 19-10-2021 10:30 am
Event End Date 20-10-2021 4:30 pm
Individual Price Free

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