4th April 2019

See here for the full event summary.

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:

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 Economics / 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, GREENSTEEL Council
  • Graham Meeks, Head of Policy, Green Investment Group
  • Dr Jonathan Scurlock, Chief Adviser, Renewable Energy and Climate Change, National Farmers' Union

Thank you to RICS for hosting.