The Humber’s annual flagship climate change summit will ask businesses, public sector organisations, academic institutions and community groups to identify the support they need in the drive to net zero.
The Waterline Summit 2022 takes place next month, at a time when the climate crisis has never been more evident.
Held in partnership between Marketing Humber and the University of Hull, the summit will focus on the growing momentum across the region in the race to a carbon neutral economy, including the implementation of internationally significant decarbonisation projects.
It will also address the obstacles that stand in the way, such as finance and policy, and pose the question as to the further support needed across the region, at all levels, to secure a sustainable future.
The summit will be held at the Aura Innovation Centre, at Bridgehead Business Park, in Hessle, over three days, from Monday, October 17 to Wednesday, October 19. It will feature in-person discussion panels, presentations, exhibitions and networking opportunities focused on accelerating action to tackle climate change.
High-profile speakers will include Team GB’s three-time Olympic champion Ed Clancy OBE, the most successful team pursuit cyclist in history, who will give an inspirational talk to students from across the region, and a host of key business and academic leaders from across the region and the UK.
It comes after the Met Office recorded the hottest July in UK history, with the average maximum temperature exceeding 30 degrees Celsius for the first time. The highest ever temperature on a single day in Britain was also recorded – 40.3 degrees Celsius in Coningsby, Lincolnshire.
Internationally, recent floods in Pakistan submerged a third of the country and left more than 1,000 dead. Countries including Australia have also been hit with unprecedented rainfall and heatwaves this year.