The HALO light shines green today in support of the COP26 conference which is now under way in Glasgow.

Over the next two weeks, the HALO will be welcoming global leaders and international visitors to its state-of-the-art HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre for panel discussions and roundtable talks.

The HALO is creating a sustainable community powered by renewable energy at one of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly developments in the UK and will showcase to guests the technology it has in place to set the standard for low carbon energy sites.

The HALO will create a dynamic commercial, educational, cultural, leisure and lifestyle quarter of the town, fuelled by renewable energy, where people can live, work, learn and play, and the HALO in Kilmarnock is a pilot site for future developments which will be introduced across the UK from 2022.

Marie Macklin CBE, founder and executive chair of the HALO Urban Regeneration Company, said: “COP26 in Glasgow is a huge moment in the battle against climate change and I really hope that big decisions will be made over the next fortnight to help protect our planet for our children and our children’s children.

“We will be welcoming to the HALO guests from all over the world and will show how it is possible to provide a sustainable community approach to net zero carbon mixed-use developments which in turn provides not only clean energy but jobs, economic growth, skills development, access to employment opportunities.”

“I’m really looking forward to meeting our international guests and listening to their plans for advancing climate action.”

Marie will be a special guest speaker at the New York Times Climate Hub in November.

Created to coincide with the COP26 summit, the NYT Climate Hub at SWG3 in Glasgow is a physical and virtual space where influential leaders and thinkers join forces with the wider community to debate, discuss and discover actionable climate strategies.

Marie will appear at the summit on Thursday 11th November when she features in a forum titled ‘Green Upskilling; the next generation of climate skills and leadership’ hosted by Emmanuel Fabre, the former chair and CEO of the global food business Danone.

For more information on the New York Times Climate Hub please visit its dedicated website here:  https://climatehub.nytimes.com/speaker/330845/marie-macklin-c.b.e

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