The 1st Isle of Wight Environmental Conference (IOWEC) will be held at Cowes Yacht Haven on Tuesday 26th June 2018, 09.30 – 16.30. This conference is initilised by Isle of Wight Council to create a platform for stakeholders working on the energy and environmental sectors to better discuss key issues regarding the future development of the island.
We are asking participants to consider how the Island can secure a low carbon, resource efficient and environmentally sensitive future. The best suggestions will shape a new Environmental Action Plan which the council will develop during 2018.
The Conference is an opportunity to hear about good practice on the Island and to be inspired by local businesses which are contributing to green growth.
As someone with expertise and enthusiasm in this subject, this will be an opportunity for you to consider and contribute to our direction of travel through the workshop sessions. These will cover a range of topics including our future energy system, circular economy, sustainable tourism, electric vehicles, rural enterprise, protecting the marine environment and regeneration.
If you would like to attend, please register here.
|0930||Keynote – Cllr Dave Stewart, Leader, Isle of Wight Council (to Include Video of IWC Achievements)|
|0945||Keynote – Prof. Matthew Cragoe, Chair, Uk Man & Biosphere Committee (Introduced By Jonathon Bacon, Chair, Aonb Partnership)|
|1005||Biosphere Reserve Nomination|
|1010||Island Inspiration – Wightlink (Keith Greenfield)|
|1020||Keynote – Prof AbuBakr Bahaj, University of Southampton|
|1100||Island Inspiration – Tapnell Farm (Tom Turney)|
|1110||Workshop Session 1|
|1200||Lunch (+ Poster Display)|
|1250||Performance – The New Carnival Company|
|1300||Video Message – Sir Ben Ainslie (Tbc)|
|1315||Keynote– Reniera O’Donnell, Assistant Director of Regeneration, Isle of Wight Council|
|1330||Island Inspiration – Aps Produce Ltd (Phil Pearson & Dr. Phil Morley)|
|1340||Workshop Session 2|
|1500||Launch of Green Impact Programme (Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce)|
|1510||Workshop Session 3|
|1600||Competition Presentation (sponsored by AONB Partnership)|
|1615||Closing Remarks And Next Steps – Cllr D. Stewart – Have We Achieved the Objectives?|
|1625||Completion of Feedback Forms|
|Developing a future energy system||Alex Howison||Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks|
|Sustainable tourism||Tracy Mikich||Seaview Hotel|
|Promoting our Biosphere||Jonathon Bacon, Chair||AONB Partnership|
|Promoting electric vehicles and low carbon fuels||Colin Palmer, Chair||Wight Community Energy|
|Conserving our water supplies||Ben Earl, Water Efficiency Manager||Southern Water|
|Farming & rural enterprise||Graham Biss, Managing Director||Natural Enterprise|
|Regeneration and the environment||Reniera O’Donnell, Assistant Director of Regeneration||Isle of Wight Council|
|Circular economy (designing out waste)||Harrison Wavell, Programme Lead||Ellen MacArthur Foundation|
|Promoting local food||James Osman (County Adviser)||NFU|
|Protecting the marine environment||Tim Ferrero||Hampshire & IOW Wildlife Trust|
|Creating green jobs||Peter Sims, Research Associate||Greenhouse Think Tank|
|Plastic Free Island||Cllr M Murwill||IW Council|
|Involving the community||Ian Boyd||Arc Consulting|
|Reducing travel impacts||Chris Gregory||AtoThere|
|Green business practices||Tim Cave||GKN|
|Student table 1 (general)||Paul Sandford||Nemea Consulting|
|Student table 2 (general)||Barrie Robinson||Future Basics|
The electronic version of the conference leaflet can be downloaded here.
The conference will be held at Cowes Yacht Haven.