Speaker Bio & Abstract
Liverpool City Council
BiographyJames Noakes is the Assistant Mayor for Energy and Smart City on Liverpool City Council. He leads politically and works directly to the Mayor of Liverpool on encouraging investment in low carbon and renewable energy and developing a networked city; creating a Liverpool which is an exciting place for current and next-generation businesses and residents to invest, locate and live in, including addressing social issues with smart solutions. James’ professional life is an environmental consultant working on energy, environmental impact, sustainable food and climate change issues, with over 16 years’ experience in the field. His work then focused on broader climate change and environmental issues and policy development as well as Environmental Impact Assessment, Strategic Environmental Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal. James is a Practitioner Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment and is currently completing an MSc.