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Decarbonising Cities  - Accelerating Change

September 1st  2021 

Stade de Suisse, Berne Switzerland


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Decarbonising Cities

Cities play a central role when it comes to global efforts on decarbonisation and pushing forward the energy transition. In the lead-up to the global climate conference COP26, the British Embassy in Berne, Swisspower AG, DIT, SIN, and SDI - Scottish Development International will bring together thought leaders, businesses and innovators in the area of the decarbonisation of cities.

The programme includes key note speeches from senior UK and Swiss government officials, company pitches and 4 break out sessions:

  • Emerging Technologies
  • Smart Cities 
  • The Role of Business
  • Green Finance

Be part of the programme of inspiring discussions and the opportunity to catalyse innovative ideas and to accelerate change in Switzerland.

The event will be in English and German with simultaneous translation.

How can UK companies participate?

Are you interested in the Swiss market as an export destination?

We are recruiting a maximum of 10 UK-registered companies to be selected to join the event which takes place on a single day. (There will be a preference for UK companies which attend the conference in person). The event will be a live conference in line with the Covid-19 regulations in Switzerland, (with the possibility to attend virtually if the situation demands). You will have the chance to present your decarbonising city solutions to Swiss businessess and municipalities where heads of departments with an expressed interest in the Future of Mobility, Renewable Energy and Emmerging Technolgies will be tuned into your company pitch.

Selection process: 

The two-stage selection process will comprise of a panel of experts who will shortlist the UK companies most suitable for participation. We use this method to ensure that you have the best chance of meeting the right match for your company.

The event will be in English and German with simultaneous translation.

To apply for your free registration follow the link below. 


Registration closes on the 30th June 2021

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Decarbonising Cities on the 1 September will be a live event (Covid-19 permitting) with live streaming for a wider audience. There will be an additional possibility to record your pitch if for any reason it is not possible for your company to attend in person.


Please see the outlined agenda below:

Welcome Words & Keynotes 

President for COP26 - Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP - The Road to Decarbonisation

Prof. Dr. Thomas Stocker - Swiss Climate Scientist


UK Company Pitches and Workshops - Decarbonisation in Practice


Science and Innovation Network - Hackathon Award Ceremony - Energy and Climate Hack

Drinks & Networking





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If you are a registered UK company interested to export your goods and services to Switzerland and have expertise in line with the description above, take advantage of our complimentary registration now.

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