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It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that David Middleton passed away earlier this year

David had been the main organiser of this event for the last 5 years and was a keen protagonist for the sustainability agenda for over 25 years. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends and all of those in the sustainability movement.

After the massive success of the 2019 event which attracted over 200 delegates from multi national companies, to micro businesses, NGO’s and voluntary organisations, we had intended again at the 2020 event to give attendees the opportunity to network, share knowledge and exchange experiences in tackling the climate crisis.

David had put together a great programme for the 2020 event and we aim to honour his memory and celebrate his tireless work on sustainability by delivering the best event yet in his name.

Unfortunately due to COVID 19 we have had to postpone the event until 22nd April 2021

I do hope you will be able to join us then

We have a range of speakers already committed ( see speaker tab and links at the bottom of the event page).

We are also looking for additional companies/organisations to join whg, Birmingham Energy Institute – University of Birmingham, University of Keele and the RSA to support this event for 2021. If you have a story to tell re action on Climate Change and you wish to profile your company at this exciting event we have room for 2 more sponsors @ £1,250. This would give you a speaking position, logo placement and an opportunity for a table top exhibition at the event.

There are also a limited number of opportunities for Exhibitors @ £300

09:00 – Registration and refreshments
09:15 – Event Welcome – Chair – Professor Martin Freer Birmingham Energy Institute University of Birmingham
09:15 – 10:45 Session 1 – Setting the Scene – The challenge and the Local, Regional and National perspectives
10.45 – 11:15  Networking and Exhibition
11:15 – 12:45 Session 2 – Climate Change Mitigation in Action – hear from organisations delivering change
12:45 – 1:45  – Lunch , Exhibition and Networking
1:45 –  Session 3.- How can we all make a difference – opportunity to contribute to actions
15:30 – Close

Chair – Professor Martin Freer , Director Birmingham Energy Institute, University of Birmingham and Director of Energy Research Accelerator

Jonathon Porritt CBE – Co- Founder – Forum for the Future

Unnikrishman Noir – Head of Climate Change – The Commonwealth Climate Change office

Paul Dockerill – Director of Energy and Programme Management – whg

Councillor Waseem Zaffar – Chairman – Birmingham Climate Taskforce – Birmingham City Council

Cheryl Hiles – Director of Energy Capital – West Midlands Combined Authority

Philip Ward – Chair of the RSA Sustainability Network

Bob Sherman – Harbury Energy Initiative

Chris Crean – Regional Campaigner – Friends of the Earth

Car Parking

Please note  although there is onsite parking available it is not guaranteed due to the nature of the estate. If the Tally Ho car park is full, please park in the MAC pay and display car park ( Cannon Hill Park ) which is  within walking distance of the venue with both pay by phone & cash. To access the MAC exit the Tally Ho and turn right into Bristol Road. Turn right at the traffic lights and turn second right into the MAC car park. Drive to the end. On the right is a small gate which leads into the Tally Ho car park, and then  it is just a short walk to the venue.


Entrance to the actual conference is via the glass doors with a plaque for the Lord Knights Suite. Please do not enter via the doors badged Conference centre which leads to their reception and offices.


The postcode is B5 7RN

Travelling to the event

See link below for full details of all travel options

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If you want further information on the sponsorship opportunities and exhibiting please  contact

Jacqui Staunton

Climate Change Solutions will be running this event on a cost free basis. All monies received over and above the direct costs from the venue will be donated in David’s name to Water Aid – a charity which David supported.


Apr 22, 2021
Free – £300
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Climate Change Solutions


Tally Ho Conference & Banqueting Centre
Pershore Rd
Birmingham, West Midlands B5 7RN United Kingdom


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