Delegates attending the first major conference to take place in the McEwan Hall will be welcomed initially by University of Edinburgh, Vice Chancellor, Principal Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea.

Adding his words of welcome will be Prof Feiyu Kang, President of the World Alliance of Low Carbon Cities (WALCC) whose 13th Annual Forum is incorporated into this event.

With a number of international delegates in the conference, a short welcome to the City of Edinburgh will be given by Edinburgh’s Lord Provost, Mr Frank Ross.