Hello, and welcome to another edition of Transform.
It was lovely to see so many of you at our recent online Connect 2022 Conference. With nearly 3,000 registrations and members joining from across the globe, it really felt like a combination of a seminar, a networking event and a celebration! We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive feedback you’ve been giving us about the content and range of the sessions on offer, and the team will be taking that away to reflect on as we plan for next year. Please do continue to let us know what you thought about the conference through our feedback forms; there’s a further write-up of the events in this month’s edition.
As the nights draw in for the northern hemisphere, many millions of individuals and businesses are making tough decisions about energy usage. The current geopolitical situation is exacerbating energy supplies in many countries. Ed Walker considers a new project aimed at delivering green energy across the UK.
We looked ahead to COP27 in our last edition, and, as delegates met in Sharm El Sheikh, there was much discussion of net zero – or how the globe can dramatically reduce the amount of carbon we put into the atmosphere. Myles Allen is a world-renowned physicist who has been described as the person behind net zero; he speaks to us about carbon capture and storage, and how to move quickly towards a zero-carbon planet without putting the burden on taxpayers.
“Many millions of individuals and businesses are making tough decisions about energy usage”
According to the International Chamber of Shipping, container ships transport more than 11bn tonnes of goods across the world’s oceans and seas each year – equivalent to 1.5 tonnes of goods per person. And yet measuring the impact of all this global trade has sometimes been difficult. Rick Gould investigates a new ISO standard aimed at calculating greenhouse gas emissions in the freight sector.
Have a great and productive couple of months, and may
I take the opportunity to wish you a happy Christmas, Hanukah, Maghi or whichever festival you celebrate at this time, and send my and the IEMA team’s best wishes for a peaceful and prosperous new year.
Sarah Mukherjee MBE, CEO, IEMA