9:00am Opening Speeches
Welcome from Sam Richards, Director of CEN
9:30am Panel on Heat
Sam Richards (CEN, Chair), James Heappey MP (Wells), Tony Glover (Energy Networks Association), Julie Hirigoyen (UK Green Building Council), Keith MacLean (Providence Policy) & Richard Howard (Aurora Energy Research).
11:30am Panel on Industry
Jess Shankleman (Bloomberg, Chair), Simon Clarke MP (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland), Prof Geoffrey Hammond (Bath), Emma Pinchbeck (RenewableUK) & Eliot Whittington (CISL)
2:00pm Panel on Land Use
Ben Caldecott (CEN, Chair), Melanie Coath (RSPB), Eamonn Ives (Centre for Policy Studies), Dr Jonathan Scurlock (National Farmers' Union) & Martin Lines (Nature Friendly Farming Network).
3:45pm Panel on Shipping
Diane Gilpin (Smart Green Shipping Alliance, Chair), Michael Liebreich (Liebreich Associates), Dr Tristan Smith (UCL), Aoife O’Leary (Environmental Defense Fund) & Mark Simmonds (British Ports Association)
5:00pm Closing remarks from Lord Deben, Chair of the Committee on Climate Change
The Conservative Environment Network is delighted to invite you to our Net Zero Conference. Following Minister Claire Perry's request to the CCC for guidance on reaching Net Zero emissions, the Conference will explore a conservative approach to the questions posed by introducing this target.
Net zero means reducing emissions to as close to zero as possible, and balancing remaining emissions by soaking carbon out of the atmosphere by, for example, planting trees. Each panel will consider how the sector can achieve Net Zero, and why its so important that they do. Taking place just two days after the 10th anniversary of the Climate Change Act, the conference will look at the success of the Act so far in spurring low carbon industries like offshore wind, and at the economic opportunities for the UK in going Net Zero.
We hope you'll join us for this important discussion. You can find detailed biographies on the speakers here.