Discover our past events, workshops and seminars below.

Discover our past events

2020

TZP launch in China - November 2020

The International Relations Office co-hosted an online event on 24 November 2020 with the Huanding Consortium and the UK’s Science and Innovation Network to launch the TZP initiative in China. Given the growing importance of climate change and the environment to both the Chinese and UK governments in a post-Covid world, this event emphasised the growing opportunities for future collaboration between the UK and China in this important global challenge. The keynotes at the event were given by Professor Nigel Brandon, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Professor Cathy Hu from the Huanding Consortium. Further details of the agenda can be found on the event page.

 Imperial.Tech.Pitch: Transition to Zero Pollution - November 2020

The inaugural Imperial.Tech.Pitch event on 16 November 2020 saw researchers and inventors from Imperial College London explain their work and ideas aimed at building a more sustainable society, by reducing the environmental impact of heavy industries all the way through to redesigning the materials used in products across sectors. Watch the recording of the event.

TZP launch in Singapore - November 2020

The International Relations Office held an online event on 10 November 2020 to launch the TZP initiative in Singapore. Given the growing importance of climate change and the environment to both the Singaporean and UK governments in a post-Covid world, the event emphasised the growing opportunities for future collaboration between the UK and Singapore in this important global challenge. The keynote at the event was given by Professor Nigel Brandon, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and further details of the agenda can be found on the event page.

The Forum zero pollution economy roundtable - September 2020

The Forum convened a policy roundtable with Imperial academics, senior civil servants, parliamentarians and think tank officials on the topic of how we can build a zero-pollution economy. Imperial academics Professor Maurizio ZolloDr Ana MijicDr Mirabelle Muuls and Professor Robert Shorten introduced their research and policy problems. Issues discussed included: systems approach to zero pollution; business, productivity and skills; poverty and inequality; taxation and policy; natural capital; and consumption and ownership.

Transition to Zero Pollution launch event - September 2020

The launch of Transition to Zero Pollution took place on 23 September. Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and a renowned global climate justice campaigner, gave a keynote address at the online launch, arguing for climate justice – taking urgent action to avoid squandering the futures of our young people. Professor Mary Ryan then chaired a panel discussion with Baroness Brown of Cambridge (Julia King), Professor Mike Berners-Lee and Professor Nilay ShahRead more about the event or watch it in full online. 

Cradle to Cradle – rethinking the way we design buildings webinar - June 2020

Transition to Zero Pollution initiative launched an online series to bring together experts from across College and industry. The first webinar saw Imperial’s Professor Jennifer Whyte and Professor Mary Ryan host Marco Abdallah, Head of Engineering at Drees & Sommers, as he outlined the ‘cradle-to-cradle’ model of building construction. Read more about the webinar

The Forum circular economy policy workshop - May 2020

How to transition to a circular economy, a topic rising up the economic and climate agendas, was the focus of The Forum’s May 2020 policy workshop. Dr Pelin Demirel and Dr Leila Sheldrick, both of the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial, and researchers from across the College led discussions with partners from government, think tanks, charities and industry to address many of the strategic decision-making challenges faced as we transition towards a circular economy. Professor Robert Shorten introduced Transition to Zero Pollution at the workshop. Read more about the workshop.