14 - 20 JUNE 2021
We all need to radically reduce our carbon emissions to combat the effects of climate change.
The UK has legislated to be free of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Thirty-years may well seem a long time but wholesale change is required with both infrastructure and people's everyday behaviour in almost all aspects of their lives.
Reaching net zero will require many new measures, innovative solutions, aggressive government policies and plenty of human effort both at work and at home.
Net Zero Week™ forms a focal point generating awareness and much needed momentum for businesses and consumers just starting the journey to decarbonise and also acts as a hub for those well on their way.
Net Zero Week™ offers all stakeholders a dedicated platform to voice opinions, share evidence, explore strategy and highlight solutions in our shared journey towards net zero.
On the 27th June 2019, the UK became the first major economy in the world to pass laws to end our contribution to climate change. The legislation committed the nations of the UK to reduce all greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) to net zero.
Net zero means any remaining emissions would be balanced by schemes to remove an equivalent amount of greenhouse gases e.g. forestry schemes or by storing GHGs with technology e.g. carbon capture and storage.
We now have a legal framework, however, there is not a clear and obvious path from where we are today to achieving net zero in 2050.
Therefore, Net Zero Week™ will curate expert opinion and explore the many options available to us on this long and complicated transition.
Net Zero Week™ has been strategically placed in the 2021 calendar (14-20 June) for the anticipated groundswell of important press releases and report launches from all stakeholders, and policy announcements from the UK government.
Net Zero Week™ will take place four months before the UK hosts the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November 2021 Glasgow.
The timing is perfect for gaining widespread coverage, with media attention focused on all news, views and technology related to achieving net zero and climate change.