The Carbon Conference 2011

The Carbon Conference 2011

Carbon Management – Effectively implementing PAS 2050 and PAS 2060

Conference: 17 November 2011
Masterclass: 18 November 2011: Implementing PAS 2050
One Drummond Gate, Victoria, London, SW1V 2QQ

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You can boost your reputation, save money and meet growing demand for greener products and services by managing your carbon emissions with the latest standards.

The newly revised PAS 2050 provides a best-practice approach to product and service carbon footprinting, and PAS 2060 sets out how to demonstrate carbon neutrality.  Learn why and how to work with both of these standards at The Carbon Conference 2011

Five reasons to attend:

  1. Hear about the newly revised PAS 2050 directly from the experts involved in its development
  2. Learn about new developments in the application of PAS 2050 and PAS 2060 and discover how these standards can assist you in reporting on corporate responsibility
  3. Hear new case studies from organizations leading the way in implementing these standards; learn valuable lessons from problems they overcame along the way and hear about the tangible benefits they have realised
  4. See how you can reduce your organization’s energy consumption, achieve actual carbon reductions and improve your relationships with customers and suppliers
  5. Learn how you can get across a clear and consistent green message to your stakeholders

Carbon footprint masterclass

The day after the conference you can attend a PAS 2050 masterclass. Attend to gain the practical skills for implementing the newly revised PAS 2050. You'll learn to measure, offset, benchmark and report your greenhouse gas emissions

Previous attendees said:

“Informative and useful information to take away and study” - Stehlin Hostag Ink UK Ltd

“The event had a wide range of interesting speakers” –  Heritage Envelopes

“The case studies were good and inspiring”  - Groundwork Blackburn Trading Ltd 

Who should attend?

This event is essential attendance for all professionals responsible for understanding and  managing the carbon impacts of their organizations, specifically:

  • CEOs and managing directors
  • Environmental and sustainability consultants
  • Sustainability managers and directors
  • Climate change managers and directors
  • Supply chain managers
  • Energy managers
  • Environment officers/managers
  • Energy consultants
  • Energy assessors.

Breakfast Briefing

Thursday 17 November 2011
The Carbon Conference 2011 Event programme

08:00 – 08:30 Breakfast briefing registration

08:30 – 09:45 Breakfast briefing: Your one-stop guide to the contents of PAS 2050 and PAS 2060

Whether you are unfamiliar with PAS 2050 or PAS 2060, or could just use an easily digestible refresher course, this pre-conference briefing is the essential start to the day. Join expert presenters who will guide you through the contents of each of these important standards and ensure that you have the knowledge you need to make the most of the day ahead.

- Brian Such, Project Manager – PAS 2050 – Revision, BSI
- Quincy Lissaur, Senior Business Consultant, BSI

Conference Agenda

Thursday 17 November 2011
The Carbon Conference 2011 Event programme

09:30 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 Introduction from conference chair

- Prof Jim Skea, Research Director, UK Energy Research Centre

10:10 PAS 2050 and PAS 2060: An update from BSI

  • Examining how PAS 2050 and PAS 2060 can assist you in making informed choices about your supply chain, goods and services through a standardised, life cycle approach
  • Exploring how these standards came about
  • Why carbon management is a top priority for BSI; BSI’s approach to carbon management
  • Examining the current work programmes addressing carbon management and reduction and the broader sustainability agenda
  • The newly revised PAS 2050: Taking a closer look at the changes
  • Adopting a sectoral approach to the implementation of PAS 2050 – how can BSI help your industry meet the challenges of climate change

- Katherine Hunter, Head of Market Development – Sustainability, BSI

10:40 Question and answer session

10:45 Morning refreshments and networking

11:15 Discussion panel: The future of carbon management and carbon reduction and what it means for your organization

Join a panel of experts as they discuss how carbon reduction targets, and new initiatives, will drive the carbon agenda forward. Gain an insight into what the next 15 years may hold for your organization. Hear what more you can do to make sure your organization is ready to meet the challenge and see how you can champion the concept of carbon neutrality in your organization and throughout your supply chain.

- Dr Matthew Brown, Head of Energy and Climate Change, CBI
- Paul Simpson, Chief Executive, Carbon Disclosure Project
- Professor Rajat Gupta, Professor of Architecture and Climate Change, Oxford Brookes University and Director, OISD: Low Carbon Building Group
- Jamal Gore, Managing Director, Carbon Clear Limited
- Zelda Bentham, Group Senior Environment Manger, Aviva

12:45 Lunch and networking

13:45 Case study one: Developing a sector-based approach to PAS 2050

  • Identifying sector specific priorities and requirements
  • The value of a joint process of deriving a sector specification
  • Further steps in the implementation of the specification
  • Lessons for other sectors

- Hans Blonk, Owner, Director, Blonk Milieuadvies

14:15 Case study two: Measuring London’s indirect emissions

  • Developing a methodology to measure indirect emissions (Scope 3) at the municipal level
  • Achieving a more comprehensive understanding of London’s overall CO2 emissions
  • Informing how best to include these in future updates of the Mayor’s Climate Change Mitigation and Energy Strategy

- Michael Doust, Transport and Environment, Development and Environment, Greater London Authority

14:45 Afternoon refreshments and networking

15:15 Case study three: M&S Plan A and managing carbon

  • Exploring the background to Plan A
  • Reviewing the progress to date
  • Examining carbon targets/carbon neutrality
  • Outlining future plans

- Rowland Hill, Corporate Social Responsibility/Sustainability Manager, Marks & Spencer

15:45 Case study panel Q&A discussion

Having heard from pioneers leading the way with their adoption of PAS 2050 and PAS 2060, now is your opportunity to put your most pressing questions to them.

16:30 Close of conference

Masterclass Agenda

Friday 18 November 2011
Implementing PAS 2050

You will have heard the theory and practical examples of how other organizations have successfully implemented PAS 2050 at The Carbon Conference 2011. Now, make sure you have the all the tools necessary to champion the newly revised PAS 2050 in your organization, throughout your supply chain and beyond!

This highly practical masterclass is aimed at organizations looking to implement the newly revised PAS 2050 or that have attempted to footprint one, or a number of, their goods and services and have encountered difficulties in doing so. The objective is to share experiences of these difficulties and identify solutions, alongside others in a similar position with the support of experienced footprinting practitioners.

09:30 Registration

10:00 Introductions, ‘Where are you at?’: Group round-table of experiences to date

10:30 Update on the PAS 2050 review and other recent carbon footprinting developments

11:00 Data challenges/solutions. Group discussion

11:30 Calculation challenges/solutions. Group discussion

12:00 Lunch

12:45 Tips on constructing models and managing data

13:15 Group break-out session: Specific trouble-shooting session

15:00 Feedback session: Group round-table of learnings and take-away actions

15:30 Benchmarking, monitoring and reducing emissions

16:00 Wrap-up and follow-up actions


There are a broad range of sponsorship and exhibitions opportunities available at this high quality conference. To find out more information about this event, to discuss your requirements and investigate these opportunities further please contact the event producer, Hannah Thomson:

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Standard This is for larger organizations with more than 250 employees SME For organizations with less than 250 employees This is a special discounted rate for public sector and charitable organizations only Public sector /  charity  

The carbon conference.
17th November 2011

The carbon conference AND PAS 2050 masterclass.
17th &18th November 2011

Also learn how to manage your energy consumption with standards.
Held on the 17th and 18th of November (the days before The Carbon Conference) at the same venue. You'll hear from the experts who have developed and applied the standards. By booking both conferences together, you'll get a 20% discount. Read more.


Standard SME Public sector / charity 
The Carbon Conference 2011 AND Energy Management Conference
15th and 17th of November.
Both conferences and both workshops.
15th,16th,17th and 18th of November 2011.

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