Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum (Online)
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Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum (Online)

Achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 - policy frameworks and collaboration, decarbonisation in key sectors and local areas, and encouraging behavioural change

When: Tuesday, 12 May 2020
Where: Online

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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: Georgie Messent, Partner, Head of Environment, Pinsent Masons and Tanisha Beebee, Senior Policy Advisor, Energy and Climate Change, Confederation of British Industry.

The agenda

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 next steps for designing sectoral strategies;
Addressing 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.


To find out more and book your place, please visit the Westminster Forum website




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