UCL collaborative efforts towards Net Zero
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 24 July 2019
UCL Environment Domain , G08 Chadwick Building, UCL,London, United Kingdom
The UK Government recently announced ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to ‘net zero’ by 2050, ultimately ending the UK’s contribution to global warming within 30 years and placing themselves at the forefront as the first G7 country to pledge such targets.
A report from the Committee on Climate Change published May 2019, highlights that the foundations are in place, but that delivery must progress with far greater urgency and challenges which had not been previously confronted must now be addressed.
In order to work towards net zero targets there needs to be sweeping changings across many aspects of daily life in the UK alongside vigorous contributions from policy makers. This will include (but is not limited to) changes to energy provision, transport, house building, industry, farming/land use, behaviours and resource consumption.
UCL has a wealth of academics, policy connections, professional services staff, research teams and students, working in these areas, as well as ambitious operational goals to be carbon neutral by 2024 and net zero by 2030 (well ahead of the UK government). With this in mind, we aim to bring together researchers and academics from across UCL to discuss the role/implications/opportunities net zero has for the University.
The aims of the meeting are to stimulate transdisciplinary discussion regarding net zero targets and identify areas UCL can contribute to Government targets and strengthen the climate community across UCL.
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