Salix in Glasgow in support of COP26

Submitted by Salix on Thu, 28/10/2021 - 11:35

This year’s COP26 summit* in Glasgow will be the 26th annual conference bringing together governments and other parties together to accelerate climate action towards carbon reduction goals outlined in the Paris Agreement.

Salix will be in Glasgow 1st – 12th November championing the successes of decarbonisation in the UK public sector, raising awareness of the opportunities to invest in innovative technologies in the low carbon sector to decarbonise heat, deliver clean energy and improve energy efficiency. 

Salix in Scotland 1 - 12th November 2021

With Scotland’s world-leading emissions-reduction and air quality targets and pioneering plans to deliver net-zero through a 'Just Transition', Scotland can claim to be a global exemplar in net-zero solutions and climate adaptation.

However, if we are to meet the urgency of the moment, if Scotland is to truly mount a response worthy of the emergency we were one of the first governments in the world to declare, then the time for deliberation is over. To meet its statutory interim target of reducing emissions by 75% by 2030 (the equivalent for the UK is 78% reduction by 2035), Scotland must spend the next decade focused on practical solutions and delivery.

Holyrood COP26 Fringe Festival 

On the 6th November at 13.00 Annie Sheppard OBE, CEO of Salix Finance will discuss Scotland's role as an incredibly aspiring global net-zero leader, the scope of future global challenges and how Scotland can help meet them, and be part of a global solution to promote a strong, inclusive and sustainable economic future for all. 

Salix Finance, who are at the forefront of leading the delivery of a progressive and transformative net-zero transition in Scotland, as we host a net-zero discussion outlining some best practice emanating from Scotland.

The events speakers will be:

  • Annie Shepperd (Salix)
  • Frances Guy (Scotland's International Development Alliance)
  • Frank Rijsberman (Global Green Institute)
  • Chris Stark (Committee on Climate Change)

It will be chaired by Viana Maya (pRESPECT).

This event will take place in person at Platform Glasgow, 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL. To book your free ticket click here.

What net zero looks like: Climate projects across the UK

Salix Finance invites anyone who is passionate about climate change and net zero, to join us on Tuesday 9th November from 18.00 onwards for an evening of climate action examples across the UK.

Hosted at the Marine Skills Centre of Glasgow City College, this is an open space to network and celebrate success stories from across the UK public sector. At this event we will bring to life energy projects from Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds, Cardiff and more, giving you the opportunity to learn about government policy in action, technologies being used to reach net zero and funding available to public sector to reduce their carbon emissions.

This event will take place in person, at Riverside Campus, 21 Thistle Street, Glasgow G5 9XB. To book your free ticket click here.

Finance mobilisation for climate resilient & carbon neutral communities

We invite you on 12th November at 10.00 am to this panel discussion in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde on how public sector bodies such as Universities can take the lead in pioneering energy efficiency projects. We will be discussing how by working in collaboratively with universities our energy efficiency loans scheme has enabled successful university, college and other public sector low carbon projects.

With examples from the University of Strathclyde and more, we will be highlighting how we provide support on fund management and project delivery, creating the foundation and guidance for the long-term investment in energy efficient technologies, delivering carbon reduction as well cost savings which in turn can be reinvested back into communities. 

This event has been organised by The Innovation Showcase Subgroup of the COP26 UK Universities Network along with a number of other activities to showcase the ways in which innovations developed in UK universities can be applied to reduce carbon emissions, adapt to the changing climate or inform climate action.

This event will take place in person, at the Ramshorn, Glasgow. To book your free ticket click here.


If you are unable to join us at these events but would like to contact us for a meet up in person in Glasgow please do email us at [email protected] and we will do our best to connect with you. 

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*COP26 Website - here