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BY Michael Berriman | Friday 8 October 2021

The efforts of Hull and East Yorkshire organisations supporting the region in achieving net zero carbon emissions are being highlighted at a special engagement event for businesses and communities.

The Zero Carbon Tour
The Zero Carbon Tour sees a 100% electric battle bus visit locations across the country in the run up to the COP 26 Climate Change Summit.

Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s (HEY LEP) Flagship COP26 event – HEY on the Road to Net Zero – is taking place on Monday 18 October at Hull City Hall’s Mortimer Suite.

The event is part of the Government-backed Zero Carbon Tour – which sees a 100% electric battle bus visit locations across the country in the run up to the COP 26 Climate Change Summit being held in Glasgow in November. The bus will be located in Queen Victoria Square in Hull to promote the event and raise awareness with the general public

James Newman, Chair of HEY LEP, said: "We know that businesses are really keen to lower their carbon footprints and make their operations net zero, but many aren’t sure how to start or where to turn for support to make it happen. This day of engagement, information, inspiration, and challenge is designed to help people and businesses make those sustainable and lasting changes.

"Please make sure you book your tickets now and find out first-hand what local businesses have done, feel inspired by hearing their stories, and meet like-minded businesses and organisations who can help you to reach your goals."

Doors open at 8am, with the event kicking off at 8.35am. There will be an introduction from HEY LEP Chair James Newman, before Marketing Humber brings the first event of its week-long Waterline Summit, A Question of Carbon. The panel discussion session will feature the debut screening of its COP26 film, before a discussion with speakers including Liz Barber, CEO, Yorkshire Water & Kelda Group and Professor Dan Parsons, Director of Energy & Environment Institute, University of Hull.

You can find out more about the event and book tickets here.