Achieving net zero has huge implications for our daily lives and our urban environments. In this session, we will discuss what future cities might look like around the world, investigate the role of technology, consider potential investment opportunities and explore what this means for the workforce of the future.
The Energy & Climate Change Institute, Queen Mary, University of London and Clifford Chance are delighted to invite you to the annual lecture on climate change. We will hear from our keynote speaker, Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency, with a follow-up discussion with Claire Perry O’Neill, Managing Director for Climate and Energy at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, as we discuss the key themes and developments shaping the area, with a special focus on the disproportionate impact of climate change on women, and the role of women as instigators of change.
Consumer uptake of electric vehicles is taking off, but so is the realisation that lower exhaust emissions alone won’t deliver ‘net zero’. The overall carbon footprint of vehicle and battery production is coming under increasing scrutiny, with implications for extractive industries, energy production and transmission, and alternative fuel sources such as hydrogen. Our experts will examine how net zero is most likely to be achieved.