Ramboll will be participating in a number of discussions during COP26. If you are at COP or in Glasgow and would like to meet with us, please contact COP26UK@ramboll.co.uk

  • On the Nordic Pavilion, Ramboll will discuss climate ready communities and our work on 20-minute neighbourhoods with the Scottish government.
  • In Glasgow, Ramboll will join the Aldersgate Group to discuss the crucial role of resource efficiency and the role circularity can play in cutting emissions.
  • To inspire the next generation to take action, our client British Antarctic Survey are hosting an event on climate change and its impact on the Polar region. 
  • With State of Green, Ramboll will be discussing the green energy transition and decarbonising the construction sector.

Find out more about the talks and events below. 

 

Talks and events

  • Climate Ready Rural Communities - Citizen Participation, Co-creation and Co-benefits

    When: 

    2 November

    Where: 

    Nordic Pavilion, Blue Zone 

    Who: 

    Stefanie O’Gorman - Director of Sustainable Economics, Ramboll 

    Description: 

    This event will showcase Nordic and Scottish examples of how holistic systems thinking and citizen participation can deliver a range of benefits and inform action on emissions, adaptation, biodiversity and environmental quality, public health, a socially just transition to net zero and tackling societal and economic inequality. It will also discuss the tools and techniques needed to successfully apply these approaches, with a particular focus on rural communities. The panel will be chaired by Scottish Government Chief Architect Ian Gilzean. Ramboll’s Director of Sustainable Economics, Stefanie O’Gorman, will discuss our work on Scotland’s 20-minute neighbourhood concept.

     
  • Harnessing the crucial role of resource efficiency

    When:

    4th November, 2.30-4pm GMT 

    Where:

    The Studio, 67 Hope Street, Glasgow 

    Who:

    Philippa Spence – UK Managing Director, Ramboll 

    Description:

    Featuring an international multi-sectoral panel, this event will explore what role circularity can play in cutting emissions across different sectors, what is required from regulations and policy incentives to drive investment in resource efficient business models, and what kind of strategy should be pursued to equip the workforce with the skills required for a circular economy. This Aldersgate Group event is hosted by Nick Molho, Executive Director of Aldersgate Group, with   Ramboll’s UK Managing Director, Philippa Spence as one of the panellists. 

    NB: This is an in-person event with limited spaces, please contact Aldersgate Group if you are interested in attending. Find more information here.

     
  • Polar net zero

    When:

    5th November, 9.30-11am GMT

    Where:

    Glasgow Science Centre, Imax Theatre

    Description:

    This interactive event challenges young people around the globe to think about the part they can play in creating a low carbon future. By questioning world-leading experts who are developing sustainable solutions to reduce energy use at British Antarctic Survey research stations, school children will learn how human ingenuity, creativity, and technology can help people live with and adapt to climate change. Its key message to students is ‘you can help ensure a greener, more resilient future for us all’. The event will explain the climate change challenges and its impact on the Polar regions, give an interactive tour of the Discovery Building at Rothera Research Station, as well as facilitating a Q&A and setting a challenge.

     
  • Shifting Systems – Industry: A net zero materials revolution 

    When:

    8th November, 8-9.30am GMT

    Where:

    Venue Events, Glasgow

    Who:

    Paul Astle - Associate, Ramboll

    Description: 

    High embodied carbon materials such as steel and concrete will take centre stage at COP26 as ‘heavy industries’ are spotlighted. Demand for net zero steel is growing, but there’s a lack of demand signal for low carbon concrete. Supply of green alternatives is developing, but there are many challenges to their production and adoption. So, how do we shift policy and market towards the responsible production of some of the most used materials in the world? This Roundtable brings together key stakeholders from policy, business and investment to create tangible recommendations for the built environment on accelerating the demand for green materials.

     
  • Decarbonising the supply chain in the construction sector   

    When:

    9th November, 11.30-1pm GMT

    Where:

    Danish Pavilion, Blue Zone

    Who:

    Jens-Peter Saul – CEO, Ramboll

    Description:

    Only by catalyzing action and engaging in deep partnerships across the entire buildings value-chain can we decarbonize the buildings and construction sector by 2050. This Roundtable brings together leading companies who have signed up to the SBTi targets and are committed to reduce their emissions in the entire buildings value-chain. They will discuss their ambitions and the pathways we must take to jointly raise our ambition and advance faster forward. 

     
     
  • Just Transitions from Black to Green: Oil and Gas as the Next Climate Frontier

    When:

    10th November, 3-4:10pm GMT

    Where:

    Danish Pavilion, Blue Zone

    Who:

    Michael Simmelsgaard – COO - Markets, Ramboll

    Description:

    A just transition for the oil and gas sector is the next frontier and a sensitive intervention point for climate mitigation. Today, we have a narrow window of opportunity to close the gap between international climate ambitions and policies for limiting global warming to 1.5°C. In the North Sea, Denmark, Norway and the UK are expected to play a key role as first-movers, but only Denmark has so far committed to phasing out production.  The scale of this challenge requires policymakers, industry, academia and civil society to work together. This event aims to explore the role of these actors in the transition from black to green, highlighting the leadership role of Denmark both at national and international level.

     
     
     
  • Built Environment and Net Zero

    When:

    11th November, 9am-4:30pm GMT

    Where:

    Virtual event 

    Who:

    Orestis Angelidis - Engineer, Ramboll

    Description:

    The University of Glasgow’s Centre for Sustainable Solutions is hosting a virtual Built Environment and Net Zero to align with COPs Cities, Region & Built Environment Day. Patrick Harvie MSP, Scottish Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants' Rights, and Co-Leader of the Scottish Green Party, will give the opening address, followed by various talks from the university’s staff, students and partners. Orestis Angelidis, a Ramboll engineer and University of Glasgow PhD student, will be sharing his work on ‘Holistic 5th Generation District Heating and Cooling Ambient Temperature networks: Integrating the Electricity Network to the Thermal Network as a Way to Decarbonise the Energy Sector’. NB: For further information please visit the event page here.

     
     
     
     

Conversations

If you are in Glasgow and would like to meet with a member of the Ramboll team, please contact us at COP26UK@ramboll.co.uk

  • Jens-Peter Saul, CEO, 9th November

  • Michael Simmelsgaard, COO Markets, 9th – 10th November

  • Neel Strøbæk, Senior Group Director, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, 10th – 12th November

  • Philippa Spence, UK Managing Director, 4th & 9th November 

  • Morten Peick, Senior Group Director - Clients, Communication & Marketing, 9th November

  • Stefanie O’Gorman, Director of Sustainable Economics, 2nd November 

  • Paul Astle, Associate, 8th – 10th November 

  • Frédéric Pradelle, Principal – Air & Climate, 10th November