Managing disruptions on the path to Net Zero

Centre For Energy Policy, University Of Strathclyde

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Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021
from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (UTC)

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Centre For Energy Policy, University Of Strathclyde




Climate & Environment


This Energy Conversation will explore how disruptors such as the tragic Covid-19 pandemic might affect the UK’s ambitions to meet mid-century net zero emissions targets.

Chaired by the established journalist Alf Young who now writes for the Scottish edition of The Times, the event will bring together a high level panel of speakers from across government, industry and civil society, as well as encouraging participants from a wide range of organisations and backgrounds including members of the public, students and professionals.

The event will look to tackle some key questions including:

1. Have disruptive events such as the Covid-19 pandemic made governments, industry and citizens think differently about Net Zero ambitions?

2. What are the biggest threats and greatest opportunities that disruptors pose to the UK meeting Net Zero ambitions?

3. What could Governments do that would both help address disruptors such as the Covid-19 pandemic and accelerate progress to Net Zero?

4. What other disruptors could affect the UK’s path to Net Zero?

Confirmed speakers include:

Sam Gardner, Head of Climate Change and Sustainability, Scottish Power
Professor Karen Turner, Director, Centre for Energy Policy
Alf Young, Journalist (Chair)


Centre For Energy Policy, University Of Strathclyde