Morning, Monday, 28th March 2022
This conference is bringing together key stakeholders and policymakers to discuss the outlook, and latest thinking on priorities, challenges and next steps for achieving net-zero emissions in the UK.
We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with Chris Stark, Chief Executive, Climate Change Committee; Sarah James, Co-Director, Net Zero Strategy, BEIS; and Minette Batters, President, NFU.
It will be a timely opportunity to consider the issues in the context of outcomes from COP26 and latest scientific evidence on the challenges, as well as in the context of the Government’s Net Zero Strategy, and the announcement of a Government Office for Science Foresight Project to inform the Government’s long-term net-zero strategy.
Delegates will assess the implications of these developments, the approaches being taken for working towards net-zero, and what is needed to ensure environmental protection isn’t compromised.
With discrepancies in net-zero timeframes across sectors, those attending will examine the measures being adopted by key stakeholders and sectors to meet decarbonisation targets and foster a just transition - including agriculture, energy, transport, and housing.
Looking more widely following COP26, further sessions focus on:
- international approaches and progress, and what can be learned for the UK
- opportunities for collaboration to support meaningful and long-term progress
- inequalities across the net-zero policy landscape, funding gaps and what can be done to achieve a just transition at a global level
The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from BEIS; the CMA; Defra; DAERA; DIT; Department for the Economy, NI; DfT; Department of Finance, NI; Health and Safety Executive; HM Revenue & Customs; NAO; NIRO and the Welsh Government.