Speaker profile

Richard Rugg

Managing Director, Programmes & Innovation
Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust is an independent and for-mission group supporting organisations and governments around the world in the transition towards a sustainable, low carbon economy. Our team is based in the UK, Mexico, Brazil, China, South Africa, India and the US.

Richard leads the Carbon Trust’s delivery of policy design, low carbon advisory support and joint-industry programmes designed to help governments, donors, industry, cities and regions to accelerate the uptake of energy efficiency, the implementation of renewable energy and the tackling of key challenges related to our evolving energy systems.

Founder of the Carbon Trust’s Public Sector Carbon Management service Richard has directed the programme since its launch in 2003 which has to date helped progress savings of over $3bn net across 3,000 large public sector organisations.

Building on this experience Richard founded the Carbon Trust’s Low Carbon Cities Programme in 2008 which is currently supporting strategic carbon reduction and city climate planning around the world including across cities, states and regions in Mexico, Chile, Central America, China, Malaysia, Europe and the UK.

Prior to joining the Carbon Trust, Richard worked in the finance sector for three years at Jupiter Unit Trust Managers managing the banking department. Following this Richard took up a role for one year with Education East Africa based on Mount Kilimanjaro where he helped the charity to deliver its education agenda through the building of schools and provision of teaching.

Richard studied Law at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and holds an MSc Econ in International Politics.

Agenda sessions

Day 2 - November 14, 2019


    • 12:10 pm
      A Smarter Future – Helping Schools Lead the Way on Climate Change

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