APPCCG Net Zero Essay Collection

As announced on our main news feed, Policy Connect’s sustainability team is curating a collection of essays on meeting the UK’s target of net zero emissions by 2050.

The collection will focus on how to deliver climate policy within energy, construction, industry, transport, consumption, and land use, with a consideration of local, national and international contexts. Each essay will take a sectoral or cross-cutting issue and examine the challenges and opportunities for delivering solutions in that area.

The essays will be jointly authored by parliamentarians and academic experts and will be informed by a series of roundtable events, organised through the All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group. The roundtables will bring together civil servants and parliamentarians with industry, academia and third sector representatives to discuss a range of perspectives on each issue.

The essay topics will include:

  • Regenerative agriculture
  • Low carbon industry
  • Delivering net zero on the ground
  • Aviation
  • Electric vehicles
  • Hydrogen fuel cells for vehicles
  • Consumption emissions
  • Low carbon heat
  • Sustainable construction
  • Sustainable fashion

The essays be co-authored by MPs including Andrew Selous, Kerry McCarthy, Daisy Cooper, Bim Afolami, Gill Furniss and Helen Hayes.

The collection will be launched in autumn 2020 and seeks to bring attention to the policy challenges that lie ahead if the UK is to adhere to achieving Net Zero emissions.

This project is being supported by generous core sponsorship from Manchester Metropolitan University.Individual round tables are being kindly sponsored by: Imperial College London, Natural Environment Research Council, University of Sheffield, University of Leeds, University of Warwick and the University of Durham.