Morning, Tuesday, 12th May 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference will examine the practical and policy steps for achieving the UK legal requirement for net-zero emissions in the UK by 2050.
With the new government retaining environmental protection and emissions abatement as a priority, delegates will consider options for developing economy-wide strategies for decarbonisation.
Areas for discussion include:
- 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 a keynote contribution from: Rt Hon the Lord Deben, Chairman, Committee on Climate Change.
Further speakers include: Tanisha Beebee, Confederation of British Industry; Jo Coleman, Shell; Georgie Messent, Pinsent Masons; Nick Molho, Aldersgate Group 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 sectoral 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; UK Space Agency; and the Welsh Government.