Zac Goldsmith joins Sadiq Khan at EIC conference in November

Two leading London Mayoral candidates to debate the environmental way forward for the capital at next month’s Environmental Industries Commission annual conference. 

EIC Conference 2015

Outspoken Tory MP and Mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith has joined the line up at next month’s annual gathering of environmental industry, politicians and experts to lead debate on the “Next Five Years for the Environmental Industry”.

Goldsmith joins Sadiq Khan, Labour’s newly announced candidate for the May 2016 London mayoral election, for the Environmental Industries Commission annual conference on 19th November to kick off the critical debate over how London can balance vast population growth with its ambitions to be the greenest global city.

Goldsmith, who has vowed to stand down as an MP if David Cameron gives a green light for expansion at Heathrow, will address the conference by video, and tackle the critical issue of aviation but also explain his views and potential policies on air quality, housing, energy and transport issues as the capital manages growth toward 11M population by 2035.

Date: 19 November 2015

Venue: The Willis Building, London

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Event sponsors:

- Willis 

- Beale and Company

- Lafarge Tarmac

- ACO Technologies

- Lancaster University

As Member of Parliament for Tooting in south London and firmer shadow spokesman for London, Khan last month defeated Tessa Jowell, former Olympics minister and Labour front runner for the party’s candidacy. 

He also recently claimed he would be the ‘greenest Mayor’ ever if elected, is expected to highlight the challenges facing the capital and set out his aspirations, as the Labour Party mayoral candidate, for greening London's economy, creating green jobs and tackling air pollution.  

He joins an influential gathering or key note speakers at the EIC annual conference on 19 November including Rory Stewart, MP and Environment who is expected to clarify the new Tory government’s post coalition policy changes.

Other highlights at this critical post-Election forum to discuss the expanding environmental agenda include:

A keynote presentation about what to expect from the Paris climate talks, by Michael Jacobs, former chief energy and environment adviser to Gordon Brown and adviser to French Government on Paris Climate summit

Case studies on innovation and technology in the environmental sector to be presented and discussed – by UK Flood Barriers, Pavegen, Bio Bean and Minus7

    A presentation and panel discussion on greening the infrastructure boom, to be led by Matthew Bell, Chief Executive for the Committee on Climate Change.

The full conference agenda can be viewed at

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Other confirmed speakers and panellists include:

  •     Lord Deben, Chair for the Committee on Climate Change
  •     Mike Putnam, chief executive, Skanska UK and chair of the Green Construction Board
  •     Laura Sandys, Chair of European Movement, UK
  •     Rhian Kelly, Director for Business Environment, CBI
  •     Julia Groves, Director, Trillion Fund
  •     Harvey Bradshaw, Head of Environment and Business, Environment Agency
  •     Matthew Spencer, Director, Green Alliance

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