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Business leadership for a climate neutral economy

This webinar took place on Wednesday 23 June, 10am - 11am (BST).

The year ahead will be a year of climate action. The UK is host of the COP26 global climate summit taking place in November 2021. The government has committed to ‘build back greener’ as we emerge from the pandemic and to publish a Net Zero Strategy setting out how it will deliver on climate action ahead of COP26. Government, business and civil society must work in partnership to get on track to net zero and to ensure the Net Zero Strategy maps out a credible, comprehensive and realistic pathway to net zero. All sectors and levels of the economy will need to commit to action, set goals and pick up the pace to achieve ambitious emissions reductions.

CLG UK published ‘Bridging the gap: UK business and policy leadership for net zero’ on 23 June 2021. Building on analysis undertaken by CISL’s Centre for Policy and Industrial Transformation that examines the progress that has been made towards reducing emissions in four key sectors: power and energy, built environment, road transport, and agriculture and land use, CLG UK’s publication Bridging the Gap sets out steps for how business and government can work together to bridge the gap between present action and necessary ambition.

This event formally launched the Bridging the Gap recommendations report through a webinar exploring the challenges and opportunities for the UK to demonstrate climate leadership through the Net Zero Strategy to ensure it is on track to meet its ambitious medium and long term targets.

Speakers included:

  • Clare Shine, Director and CEO, CISL
  • Eliot Whittington, Director, CLG UK
  • Peter Simpson, CEO, Anglian Water, and co-Chair, CLG UK
  • Colin Matthews, Non-Executive Chairman of EDF in the UK, and co-Chair, CLG UK
  • Carey Causey, President, Ball Beverage Packaging EMEA, Ball Corporation
  • Stephen Rouatt, CEO, Signify UK&I

Read the CISL briefing that was used to provide the recommendations in this report.

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