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Midlands Sustainability Summit – the path to Net Zero

Midlands Sustainability Summit – the path to Net Zero

This year’s Summit, delivered in partnership with the University of Derby, will build on the continued activity to support the transition to a low carbon economy and the path to Net Zero. 

Date: Thursday 23 September 2021

Time: 9.30am - 12.15pm

Available To: FREE to Members and Non Members

The Ten Point Plan for Green Growth in the Midlands Engine sets out, with a unified voice, the Midlands Engine Partnership’s collective plan: actions to be taken in partnership which will accelerate both the Midlands and the UK’s path to net zero.

By advancing the Plan, the Midlands is committing to deliver a 36% reduction in CO2 emissions from current regional levels, while also creating 196,000 high-value, high-skill jobs to boost productivity and generate a further £24.2 billion GVA for the region’s economy – by 2041.

Additionally, we are experiencing, local authorities announcing climate emergencies and setting their own regional carbon neutral targets, there is a reshaping of the UKs financial service sector and an increased frequency of new legislation to hit net zero targets.

The discussion on climate action and the race to net zero is gathering pace, this Summit is the starting point of a wider discussion as to what this means for the business community in the Midlands, exploring the drivers, threats and opportunities, as we look to deliver economic growth at the same time as delivering on net zero emission targets.

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