Public Sector Event

PSE presents: Net-Zero Government

Venue: Virtual

Date: 10 Mar 2021

Synopsis: As part of a festival of virtual events Public Sector Executive delivers its first virtual event focusing on Net-Zero following the government announcement of a 10-point plan and a £12bn budget to help tackle the effects of climate change. Learn from peers, leading figures, and colleagues about decarbonisation of the public sector estate, fleet going green, and renewable energy


To achieve Net Zero, the UK needs to achieve an average emissions reduction of around 15.5 MtCO₂e per year over the next 30 years, similar to the 16 MtCO₂e achieved in 2019. The UK government is committed to sustainable growth and the green agenda and reaching a net-zero by 2050. Recently (17th November 2020) the government announced a 10-point plan and a £12bn budget to help tackle the effects of climate change. Building on the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, the Energy White Paper sets out specific steps the government will take over the next decade to cut emissions from industry, transport, and buildings by 230 million metric tonnes – equivalent to taking 7.5 million petrol cars off the road permanently – while supporting hundreds of thousands of new green jobs. In addition, the UK led by Alok Sharma as president will chair COP 26, the UN Climate Change Conference at the Scottish Event Centre in Glasgow 1st -12th November 2021. 


Adam Busby Nathan Taylor Guy Helliker