Wednesday, 21 July 2021
While UK’s manufacturers contend with the consequences of the EU exit and battle with Covid-19, ‘Net Zero’ has undoubtedly become a mainstream topic and is here to stay as the challenge becomes more and more pressing.
For the UK industry this means, according to the UN Committee on Climate Change (CCC) to halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The UK Government is ramping up its domestic strategies to align with the latest CCC’S Net Zero Pathway to 2050 and, as the host of the UN Climate Change Conference in November, is keen to demonstrate its global leadership by example.
Waiting for the recovery from the pandemic is not an option, we must start now.Industry, and particularly the manufacturing sector, has a pivotal role in the transition to a low-carbon economy and the government is counting on our sector’s active participation in the Green Industrial Revolution, as coined by the PM in his 10-point plan for a Green recovery. All businesses, large or small, energy intensive or not, have their part to play.
Net Zero, along with digitalisation, is driving innovation, new and more sustainable production and business models, and many opportunities are to be seized.
While last year’s regional workshops heralded some of our sustainability champions, they also highlighted that many of our members are either not focusing on this topic, or are but don’t know how to get started.
What you will learn:
Our ‘Demystifying Net Zero’ series aims to build awareness and understanding of net zero. The series is structured as a progressive learning curve, from the basics (What is net zero and why do I need to pay attention?) to funding, measuring emissions, reporting, and finally setting a strategy. It will demonstrate that business can participate in helping our planet and that it can be done in a cost neutral manner and will ultimately lead to profit and resilience.
This event will be interactive, sharing best practice and providing a good opportunity for discussion.