Inaugural Net Zero Awareness Week announced

An annual government-back official national awareness week for all things net zero will take place for the first time this coming summer, from 14-20 June.

Greg Clark MP is an ambassador for the week and is the former Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy.

Greg was in the post when the government signed the UN Paris Agreement in 2016 and was responsible for the groundwork in achieving the net zero legislation that became law in 2019.

“Climate change is the single greatest challenge facing mankind. The UK is leading the world in rising to this challenge and can take pride in being a nation that is not just showing ambition but one which holds a record to match,” he said.

“We all have a stake in this and I applaud the efforts of individuals, organisations and initiatives like Net Zero WeekTM in highlighting the importance of this vital work.”

Reaching net zero will require many new measures, innovative solutions, aggressive government policies and plenty of human effort both at work and at home.

Net Zero Week™ will take place four months before the UK hosts the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November 2021 Glasgow.

Net Zero Week™ forms a focal point generating awareness and much needed momentum for businesses and consumers just starting the journey to decarbonise and acts as an information hub for those well on their way.

The week has widespread support across the industry with over 25 associations currently partnering the initiative, and many more finalising their support.

The national awareness week offers all stakeholders a dedicated platform to voice opinions, share evidence, explore strategy, and highlight solutions in our shared journey towards net zero.

The content will be split into two distinct areas – business and consumer. The business section will be content-led aimed at professionals that require insight, evidence based material, and thought-leadership articles to aid them in their task of decarbonising their organisation no matter what role they have.

The consumer section will be more advice driven, exploring lifestyle choices and their direct benefits. The website will be launching in February 2021.

Source: ESTA

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