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Energy and Sustainability in the Public Sector 2021

Energy and Sustainability in the Public Sector 2021

May 13, 2021


In 2019, the total UK greenhouse gas emissions were down by 3.6% compared to 2018 and 45.2% lower than in 1990.  The UK net emissions of carbon dioxide were provisionally estimated to be 351.5 million tonnes, 3.9% lower than 2018. 

The UK was the first major economy to embrace a legal obligation to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.  The Government has set out ambitious plans for a Green Industrial Revolution in the UK.  There will be £12 billion of government investment in a Ten Point Plan which will potentially attract three times as much investment from the private sector and will create and support up to 250,000 green jobs. 

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the economy.  The Green Industrial Revolution is a key element in Britain’s economic recovery.  Over the last 30 years, it has been demonstrated that economic success and environmental responsibility go hand in hand as we have expanded our GDP by 75% while cutting emissions by 43%. 

Agenda Content and Learning Outcomes*

  • Hear of the Government policies for delivering the Ten-Point Plan to make the UK a global leader in green technologies
  • Develop effective and sustainable programmes in local authorities to implement long-term decarbonisation initiatives
  • Increase collaboration and cooperation within the global energy innovation community to launch and roll-out the most innovative products and services
  • Explore methods of tackling the climate crisis: Implementing green transport operations and a zero-emission zone
  • Learn of the metrics being used to address the human impact on biodiversity and ecosystems in rural and urban environments
  • Discover new low carbon and renewable energy initiatives to meet energy and sustainability targets
  • Gain knowledge from practical case studies on the shift to zero-emission vehicles, green public transport and greener buildings

Benefits of Attending

  • Meet other like-minded professionals and develop new, beneficial connections
  • Through the learning opportunities and sharing of best practice, you will be able to implement improvements in your workplace
  • Impact the wider agenda and be part of future planning
  • Be part of organisations that continue to evolve, improve and innovate
  • Learn how to make the best use of key products and services that can help transform your organisational capabilities


This event brings together Government and the wider public sector, academia and senior leaders from across the energy sector to hear the latest policy updates across the industry and address the challenges facing the sector in these unprecedented times.

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*Agenda subject to change.

Thursday, 13 May 2021