Innovating our way to a sustainable world

International Day of Youth Action Conference:

Brought to you by the CGLN Youth Advisory Council

Since its inception in January, the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) has been working to create a conference that genuinely offers insight, stimulating discussions as well as dispensing actionable solutions in the face of the unique challenges that each hard-to-abate sector faces.

  • Where: Online
  • When: August 12th (all day)

View our session programme and register your interest below. If you have any questions please contact our team.

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Developing truly sustainable agricultural systems

Overview:
This session will look at the best methods of achieving sustainable agricultural systems, comparing regenerative farming with more technologically driven systems. Moreover, the session will explore alternative farming methods and innovations around food waste solutions (such as using waste to produce bricks.)

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Making mining sustainable

Overview:
This session will examine not only the steps the mining sector needs to take to become sustainable, but how to address the critical issue of how to tackle negative public perceptions and how best to educate the general public in the crucial role the mining sector will play in creating a sustainable future

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What does the future hold for the petrochemical industry?

Overview:
This session will examine what is needed to create a sustainable petrochemicals sector, not only regarding technological innovations (both emerging and disruptive), but policy implementation and a re-thinking of business models.

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Construction and Carbon

Overview:
This session will focus on the issue the construction industry has with embodied carbon and the innovation needed to rethink not only the way in which we design and assemble buildings fit for the future, but how best to re-purpose materials at end-of life.

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Electric Vehicles: challenges and opportunities

Overview:
This session will take a broad look at the challenges and opportunities posed by electric vehicles, specifically in relation to the mining of raw materials, the de elopement of gigafactories and business models implementing EVs into the grid.

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The role and applicability of CDR technologies

Overview:
This session will examine the role Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) technologies can and will play in decarbonising, answering the key questions of ‘when’, ‘how’ and ‘how much’. The session will address the applicability of CDR in hard to abate manufacturing processes (such steel and cement) as well as the policy framework necessary to implement CDR technologies to scale.

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What does sustainability mean for the manufacturing industry?

Overview:
This session will focus on what is needed to make manufacturing processes sustainable, how we can increase engagement with the public and the best way in which to support businesses.

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The role of nuclear technologies in achieving net-zero’

Overview:
This session will focus on the technological advances we have made so far, the supply chains and policies the industry needs for the UK to accommodate new nuclear technologies, as so far we don’t have clear instructions from the UK, or indeed Europe of the US, to accommodate all the needs of the nuclear technology industry.

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