about race to zero cymru
Race to Zero Cymru is a new initiative set up to catalyse action across non-state actors and accelerate the Race to Zero in Wales.
1. Connecting existing members of Race to Zero in Wales to support high ambition and to multiply impact by working together.
2. Encouraging new members to join Race to Zero in Wales.
3. Identifying practical needs and pursuing resources and to enable Race to Zero membership and delivery.
We want Wales to be the first Race to Zero Nation with coordinated, robust Paris Agreement-aligned action across all of Wales’ key institutions and organisations. Race to Zero Cymru has been set up to grow Race to Zero membership in Wales in order to accelerate Welsh action to limit global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees.
Race to Zero Cymru Advisory Group
Mark WattsCEO, C40 Cities
Mark Watts is Executive Director of C40 Cities, a network of the mayors of nearly 100 of the world’s largest and most influential cities, dedicated to delivery science-based and inclusive climate action. He was appointed in 2013 by then Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, and has subsequently served the mayors of Rio, Paris, Los Angeles and, currently, Sadiq Khan – Mayor of London, in their capacity as elected Chairs of C40. Under Mark’s leadership C40 has focused on showing through city leadership how the world can halve global carbon emissions by 2030, while creating millions of good green jobs and reducing inequality.
Prior to joining C40, Mark was a director at the radical design and engineering firm, Arup, and before that was transport and climate adviser to the Mayor of London, in which capacity he was described by the London Evening Standard as “the intellectual force behind Ken Livingstone’s drive to make London a leading light of the battle against global warming.”
Outside of work he can usually be found running up a mountain, or getting excited about a new band.
Pelle Lind BournonvilleRealdania
Pelle Lind Bournonville is Special Advisor for Realdania on International Affairs and Head of Projects in Realdania’s philanthropy department. Pelle manages a portfolio of national and international projects related to sustainable urban development and climate change. Among these he manages Realdania’s grants to C40 Cities and associated projects. Before joining Realdania, Pelle was in public service as a Senior Advisor on the built environment to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and posted to the consulate general in New York City. Prior to that Pelle was Director at one of Scandinavia’s largest contracting companies NCC, where he led a strategic business development team. Pelle is a board member of C40 UK. Pelle holds a Master’s degree in Project Management in Construction from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, a Bachelor’s degree in Constructing Architecture and a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from the University of Copenhagen. He is married to Anli and together they have three sons.
Catherine Mealing-JonesCEO, Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority
Catherine is the Chief Executive of the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority. Her role is to ensure that the National Park is an exemplar in tackling the climate and biodiversity crises and she is forging ahead with creating a Park where nature and communities thrive. Prior to that Catherine was a senior civil servant in a number of diverse roles including Director of Growth at the UK Space Agency, where she led the work to shape and grow the UK space sector, and leading major business change and technology programmes as the Director of Technology for the UK Border Force.
Catherine has over 30 years of public service experience in frontline delivery, directing major programmes, providing policy advice and leading change. She has worked in central government, abroad in the Middle East and Africa and in regional government. Her first degree is in English, she has a Masters in European Politics and a Postgraduate diploma in Public Finance and Leadership from Warwick Business School. Catherine is a graduate of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority Project Leadership Programme. She is a Chartered Public Finance Accountant and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Lucy HogginsFounder Director Resilience Sustainable Solutions
For eight years, Lucy has been the owner and Director of sustainability consultancy Resilience Sustainable Solutions (RSS), an agile consultancy that supports clients realise the benefits of embracing opportunities presented by adopting sustainability, climate change and circular economy agendas. RSS works alongside clients, collaborators, and partners to effect change; conceptualising, developing, embedding, and delivering innovative and practical programmes and projects to enhance sustainability performance.
Prior to establishing RSS, Lucy has over 20 years’ experience working on environmental and sustainability projects with the third, public and private sector including Carbon Trust helping organizations identify and deliver decarbonization programs, within the private sector as environment manager for Bluestone Wales during startup, internationally for the UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) based in Vietnam and in the third sector in multiple environmental business support roles. Lucy holds an MSc in Environmental and Waste Management, a BSc in Environmental Biology from Liverpool University and latterly undertook a two-year energy diploma to upskill technical energy management knowledge. Lucy is also an IEMA recognized CSR practitioner, advanced ISO14001 and SA8000 auditor.