As the host country of COP26 in 2021, and with its ambitious net-zero targets, the UK has the potential to not only transform itself internally but also work together with partners globally to achieve the global climate commitments and tackle the net zero challenges. The recently released Ten Point Plan for Net-Zero Transition is a clear indication of the high importance of this topic and represents an opportunity to partner with Pacific Alliance and broader Latin American cities that seek to accelerate emissions reduction and a shift to renewable energy adoption.
Connected Places Catapult in partnership with the FCDO and The Business of Cities wants to accelerate the commercialisation of smart cities and transport innovations with a focus on decarbonisation and promotion of global partnerships in these sectors.
Join us on the 16th March at 3pm GMT, when we will be hearing directly from the Latin American Cities about their Net Zero Challenges and discussing how partnerships between UK and local stakeholders are key in solving them. We will be joined by UK academia and SMEs who are currently working on innovative solutions to tackle climate related issues.
If you are an UK SME that has a solution to Net Zero Challenges, Interested In expanding Into Latin America and would like to pitch during the event, then please contact Charlotte.Hutton@cp.catapult.org.uk
Director of Global Business Growth
Connected Places Catapult
UK Government’s Regional Ambassador for Latin America and the Caribbean
The Business of Cities
Mayor of Villavivencio
Creo Antofagasta, Chile
Regional Secretary of the Ministry of Environment
Biobío Region, Chile
Regional Secretary to the Ministry of Environment
Tarapacá Region, Chile
C40 – City Adviser
City of Salvador
ICLEI South America
High level champion
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) in Chile
Bucaramanga Mayor Office, Colombia
Secretary of Planning
Mayor’s Office of Santa Marta, Colombia
Part 1: The Challenges in Latin American cities
Part 2: Welcoming new perspectives