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Centrica set to ‘shine a light’ on green energy start-ups at COP26

The role of technology and innovation in tackling the climate challenge is at the heart of Centrica’s programme for COP26, as the company outlined initiatives aimed at unlocking potentially transformative energy ideas from entrepreneurs and communities at the Glasgow summit.

Centrica is the exclusive partner for the Tech For Our Planet challenge at the Glasgow summit. Delivered in partnership with PUBLIC and the Cabinet Office, the programme is designed to explore and showcase how digital and data solutions can make essential contributions to the global climate effort. Successful startups will pilot and showcase solutions that are aligned to government priorities and net zero targets.

The programme covers a number of climate challenges from how technology can be used to drive more sustainable consumption within the home to supporting aquatic ecosystem protection, including ecosystem recovery and preventing biodiversity loss.

The existential threat of climate change requires new technologies, new thinking and renewed determination and our programme at COP26 is designed to shine a light on and provide support to companies and communities that can accelerate our response.
Chris O’Shea, Centrica Group Chief Executive