How will innovation get us to 1.5 degrees?

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 9:20 AM to 10:00 AM

On Tuesday 28 June 2022, EIT Climate-KIC Chief Strategy Officer, Tom Mitchell, will be moderating a session on “How will innovation get us to 1.5 degrees?” at the Climate Innovation Forum organised in collaboration with London Climate Week.

Getting to net zero will require unprecedented levels of innovation and ingenuity from government, business and the financial sector. This session discusses how new technologies, business models and markets, together with smart policies and financial products can help develop, scale and, most importantly, deploy effective climate solutions for the net zero transition.

  • Which major technology trends and innovations are expected to accelerate economy wide decarbonisation and set us on course to deliver the Glasgow Climate Pact and Paris Agreement?
  • How do we scale, deploy and accelerate the uptake of breakthrough climate innovations?
  • What legal, regulatory and policy structures are needed to build new markets, reduce investment risks and accelerate net zero roadmaps?

The speakers are Dennis Pamlin (Executive Director, Mission Innovation’s Net-Zero Compatibility Innovations Initiative and Founding Partner UNFCCC Global Innovation Hub), Damitha Adikaari (Director of Science and Innovation for Climate and Energy UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Melissa McDonald (Global Head of ESG and Climate Indexes MSCI), Suzanne DiBianca (Chief Impact Officer Salesforce).

More information on this session and livestream are available here.

Register to the in-person event.


London Climate Action week is harnessing the power of London for global climate action. It is an annual event bringing together world-leading climate professionals and communities across London and beyond to find practical solutions to climate change. Founded in 2019, London Climate Action week is helping to shape our future into one that is net-zero, equitable and resilient. 

The Climate Innovation Forum, a flagship event of London Climate Action Week, returns for the fourth year to bring together senior public and private sector decision makers to accelerate the delivery of net zero commitments made in Glasgow during COP26. Building on the success of 2021, this year’s Climate Innovation Forum unites business leaders, policy makers, city stakeholders, innovators and the finance community to become the critical touchpoint between COP26 and COP27, to deliver climate action at pace and scale through the adoption of innovation.

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