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.
|Keynote – Cllr Dave Stewart, Leader, Isle of Wight Council (to Include Video of IWC Achievements)
|Keynote – Prof. Matthew Cragoe, Chair, Uk Man & Biosphere Committee (Introduced By Jonathon Bacon, Chair, Aonb Partnership)
|Biosphere Reserve Nomination
|Island Inspiration – Wightlink (Keith Greenfield)
|Keynote – Prof AbuBakr Bahaj, University of Southampton
|Island Inspiration – Tapnell Farm (Tom Turney)
|Workshop Session 1
|Lunch (+ Poster Display)
|Performance – The New Carnival Company
|Video Message – Sir Ben Ainslie (Tbc)
|Keynote– Reniera O’Donnell, Assistant Director of Regeneration, Isle of Wight Council
|Island Inspiration – Aps Produce Ltd (Phil Pearson & Dr. Phil Morley)
|Workshop Session 2
|Launch of Green Impact Programme (Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce)
|Workshop Session 3
|Competition Presentation (sponsored by AONB Partnership)
|Closing Remarks And Next Steps – Cllr D. Stewart – Have We Achieved the Objectives?
|Completion of Feedback Forms
|Developing a future energy system
|Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks
|Promoting our Biosphere
|Jonathon Bacon, Chair
|Promoting electric vehicles and low carbon fuels
|Colin Palmer, Chair
|Wight Community Energy
|Conserving our water supplies
|Ben Earl, Water Efficiency Manager
|Farming & rural enterprise
|Graham Biss, Managing Director
|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)
|Protecting the marine environment
|Hampshire & IOW Wildlife Trust
|Creating green jobs
|Peter Sims, Research Associate
|Greenhouse Think Tank
|Plastic Free Island
|Cllr M Murwill
|Involving the community
|Reducing travel impacts
|Green business practices
|Student table 1 (general)
|Student table 2 (general)
The electronic version of the conference leaflet can be downloaded here.
The conference will be held at Cowes Yacht Haven.