Zeroing in: capturing the opportunities from going net zero

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 4 April 2019
Aldersgate Group , Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), 12 Great George Street, Parliament Square, London, United Kingdom

A net zero emissions target backed by accelerated innovation support can deliver significant economic and industrial growth opportunities for the UK.

However, the UK is not on track to meet its current climate targets, and innovation cycles are generally several decades long. Introducing a net zero emissions target will therefore require the UK to act with greater haste, while supporting innovation deployment in hard-to-decarbonise areas.

Ahead of the Committee on Climate Change’s advice on increasing the UK’s climate ambition, this event marks the launch of two new landmark reports:

  • Zeroing in: capturing the opportunities from setting a UK net zero emissions target, from the Aldersgate Group

  • Accelerating innovation to meet net zero, from Vivid Economics and UKERC, commissioned by the Aldersgate Group

These two complementary reports set out key policy recommendations on accelerating innovation to meet a net zero target, and how to maximise the opportunities for the UK in doing so. With contributions from leading businesses, this event will consider what policy measures are needed to support industry in delivering net zero. 

Chair & Aldersgate Group report overview:

  • Nick Molho, Executive Director, Aldersgate Group

Vivid / UKERC report overview:

  • Alex Kazaglis, Principal, Vivid Economics


  • Dr Maria Brogren, Director of Sustainability and Innovation, WSP Sweden
  • Sam French, Syngas New Market Manager, Johnson Matthey
  • Sarah Handley, Carbon Neutral Programme Manager, Siemens plc
  • Chris McDonald, Advisor, The GREENSTEEL Council
  • Graham Meeks, Head of Policy, Green Investment Group
  • Dr Jonathan Scurlock, Chief Adviser, Renewable Energy and Climate Change, National Farmers' Union

Event Details

Date: Thursday 4th April 2019

Location: RICS, 12 Great George Street, Parliament Square, London SW1P 3AD


9:00am: Registration, tea and coffee

9:30am: Panel starts, followed by Q&A session

11.00am: Panel ends


Please RSVP to confirm your interest but note that due to limited room capacity, places will be confirmed on Thursday 28th March. In the event of high levels of interest, priority will be given to Aldersgate Group members and RICS stakeholders.
This event will be photographed and images used by the Aldersgate Group.
The event will be live tweeted using #NetZero from @AldersgateGrp.