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Steve Backshall to headline free digital climate change conference

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TV presenter and wildlife expert Steve Backshall is to appear as one of the headline speakers at a free digital conference focusing on climate change and sustainability.

Tech Severn 2021 is aimed at businesses and the public across Shropshire, and will welcome Steve Backshall as one of the main conference speakers. Steve will deliver a keynote speech exploring how important it is to tackle climate change for the future of our planet, and will share his unique insight to how the natural world can be our biggest ally in this enormous challenge.

Tech Severn 2021 logo

Tech Severn 2021

This free conference, organised by Shropshire Council, will take place virtually on Wednesday 16 June and Thursday 17 June 2021, and all content will be available on-demand for all delegates after the conference closes on 17 June for up to three months.

Tech Severn 2021 will explore the crucial role technological innovation has to play in the council’s efforts to:

  • Reduce its carbon footprint and achieve ‘net-zero’
  • Drive a new generation of global sustainability
  • Mitigate the impacts of climate change
  • Protect its built and natural environments.

The conference brings together a line up of world class keynote speakers from the cutting edge of technology, sustainability, biodiversity and government policy, including:

  • Dr Vian Sharif, Head of Sustainability at FNZ
  • Steve Backshall, wildlife expert and TV presenter
  • Ellen Wilson, Sustainability and Smart Cities at Microsoft
  • Sarah Tennison, Head of Clean Growth at Innovate UK.

Andy Begley, Shropshire Council’s chief executive, said:-

“This year’s Tech Severn The Tech Severn conference is just one of the ways the council is working towards net-zero carbon emissions.promises to be an event not to be missed, and I’m so pleased that we’ve managed to secure such inspirational keynote speakers.

“They will all be talking about a topic which impacts on every aspect of our lives, climate change, and how we can use technology to limit its impact.”

The Tech Severn conference is just one of the ways the council is working towards net-zero carbon emissions.

Andy added:

“We as a council are working hard towards net-zero carbon emissions with projects like the development of solar farms to provide renewable, clean energy; making the buildings that we own more energy efficient; investing in electric vehicle infrastructure; and planting trees, which capture and store carbon as well as creating cleaner air in our communities and thriving habitats for wildlife.

““There is still a long way to go in our work to protect our planet, but we are committed to helping Shropshire reduce its carbon footprint.”

For further information and to book a free place, visit www.techsevern21.co.uk

People can also follow Tech Severn 2021 on:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/tech-severn-conference-2021/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TechSevern