With Parliament declaring a climate emergency and the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) setting the target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, there is little doubt that climate issues and the demands for action will remain high on the political agenda.
Recently, Hume Brophy brought together high-profile stakeholders from across the investment, tech and energy industries to discuss how the UK should set about reaching the CCC’s target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The breakfast roundtable – The Energy Transition Challenge: Investing for Impact – was chaired by Liberal Democrat Peer Lord Teverson, Chair of the Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub Committee, and attended by Parliamentarians, policy-makers, investors and energy sector leaders.
The discussion was lively and detailed, with clear overarching themes emerging and the required actions for the UK to reach the CCC’s recommendation, in order to keep temperature levels below a 1.5°C increase. This included the alignment of Government departments, easier routes to market for innovators, data use clarity, price signalling and local community levers to deliver energy transformation.
This was the first in a series of Hume Brophy events, creating stimulating and impactful debate to influence policy agendas and support positive political and stakeholder engagement.