“Pathways to a Zero Carbon Oxfordshire” Launch – with sister company Oxfordshire Greentech

 

 

Online Event 

Tue, 29 June 2021 – 10:00 – 11:30 BST

 

Join us and a range of speakers exploring the headlines from the ECI’s new Pathways to a Zero Carbon Oxfordshire report, including Q&A

 

In 2019, the UK Parliament passed legislation committing to a target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. In Oxfordshire, all local authorities have acknowledged and responded to the climate emergency, and are developing plans to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 or sooner.

 

Climate policy ambition has been scaled up, but so have plans for housing growth and transport connectivity in Oxfordshire.

 

 

 

 

 

This report addresses the question of how Oxfordshire can achieve net-zero emissions in the context of rapid growth. While substantial progress has been made to decouple economic growth from carbon emissions, driven by cleaner electricity supply and increased energy efficiency, there remains a significant way to go to decarbonise transport, reduce reliance on fossil fuels for heating, and protect and enhance carbon stored in the natural environment.

 

The event will include…

 

Andrew Griffith MP – The UK’s Net Zero Business Champion & Member of Parliament for Arundel & South Downs

 

Professor Nick Eyre – Senior Research fellow, Environmental Change institute (Environmental Change Institute) and Oxford City Council’s Chief Scientist

 

Professor Kathy Willis CBE – Principal of St Edmund Hall and Professor of Biodiversity in the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford.

 

Ahmed Goga – Director of Strategy and Programmes at OxLEP

 

Barbara Hammond OBE – Chief Executive of Low Carbon Hub

 

Sam Hampton – Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

 

Who is our sister company Oxfordshire Greentech?

 

Oxfordshire Greentech is a business network supporting the growth of the low-carbon sector in Oxfordshire. We will bring together businesses and organisations to encourage innovation, collaboration and knowledge transfer, to facilitate the transition towards a sustainable, low carbon future in Oxfordshire and the world.