Morning, Tuesday, 12th May 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference will examine the next steps for achieving the UK legal requirement for net-zero emissions in the UK by 2050 - focusing on policy frameworks and collaboration, decarbonisation in key sectors and local areas, and encouraging behavioural change.
With the Government retaining environmental protection and emissions abatement as a priority, delegates will consider options for developing economy-wide strategies for decarbonisation.
The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders and policymakers to discuss:
- setting policy frameworks and guidance for government and industry;
- priorities for key sectors including energy, transport, construction, and agriculture;
- identifying new economic opportunities; and
- delivering a just transition and the role of local government in net-zero.
There will be keynote contributions from:
- Rt Hon the Lord Deben, Chairman, Committee on Climate Change;
- Glenn Everett, Deputy Director, Sustainability and Inequalities, Office for National Statistics;
- Professor Ron Loveland, Government Energy Advisor, Welsh Government; and
- Nick Molho, Executive Director, Aldersgate Group.
Further speakers include: Tanisha Beebee, Confederation of British Industry; Jo Coleman, Shell; Sonal Jain, JLL; Georgie Messent, Pinsent Masons; Tim Page, Trade Union Congress; and Robert Spencer, AECOM UKI.
- Pathways for reaching net-zero emissions by 2050, and what is required from government and industry;
- Priorities for effective policy frameworks:
- Reviewing climate targets, taking an economy-wide approach to reform, and designing sector-specific strategies;
- Financial challenges for net-zero policy - investment requirements, fair cost distribution, and retaining investor confidence;
- Designing decarbonisation strategies, assessing global climate policy, and opportunities for extending UK leadership; and
- Collaboration with devolved partners, and setting targets fit for national capacity to reduce emissions.
- Strategies for decarbonisation in key sectors - harnessing innovation, tackling investment and scale barriers, and maximising economic opportunities;
- Building local capacity to achieve net-zero, and the role of local government - adaptation, behavioural change, and delivering a just transition; and
- Policy and reaching net-zero by 2050 - guidance for key stakeholders, putting in place mechanisms and levers, and protecting economic sustainability.
Engagement with policy officials at this conference
This Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum conference has attracted strong interest from policymakers. It will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: BEIS; DfT; Defra; MHCLG; the National Audit Office; Environment Agency; the Government Office for Science; Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology; Crown Commercial Service; DIT; Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Government Legal Department; Health and Safety Executive; HMRC; Office for National Statistics; the UK Space Agency and the Welsh Government.