Derek Myers, Beond Director and Co-Chairman of West London Sustainability and Climate Change Commissions participated in a panel at the West London Leaders Spring Dinner event last night.
Panel participants also included members from the other Commissions on Built Environment, Transport and Skills.
Derek explained that the Commission aims to raise and propose solutions for issues on sustainability and climate change at a local sub-regional level, as opposed to the main global issue with responses already at European and national level.
The main issues pertinent to west London business were mainly around the massive regeneration project around Park Royal and Old Oak, at the intersection of new stations at HS2 and Crossrail. Architects are evaluating the potential of zero-emissions targets in order to provide global leadership as one of the first mini-cities.
In addition, Imperial College who have campuses within the area are proposing leveraging off this to create a clean tech hub to provide support for start-ups with clean tech solutions and to provide global technology leadership.
Other issues to be explored include circular economy opportunities, clean air, zero-emission targets for new buildings and electric car charging infrastructure.
The Commissions encourage West London Business members to put forward more relevant issues for the Commission to consider and also any potential solutions or ideas for issues raised.
Derek Myers is the founder of Beond, a privately owned specialist energy market consultancy based in Chiswick, West London.
Beond offer innovative and bespoke services to a wide range of energy and carbon consumers.
The company is privately owned and has grown consistently for 15 years. Recent achievements include: