The Road to Net-Zero in the Context of a Clean and Resilient Recovery

Event: Virtual Asia Clean Energy Forum 2020

The Road to Net-Zero in the Context of a Clean and Resilient Recovery

16 June 2020
Author / Speaker: 
John Murton, UK Government - Other materials by the author

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Net-zero target. The UK was the first major industrialized country to set a net-zero target for 2050. This was a major theme of COP 26 and, we believe, of UNFCCC climate action going forward. We contributed to a discussion and:

  • Raised awareness about the benefit and methodology for setting a net-zero target, including the political, practical and economic considerations
  • Cooperated with Singapore and/or other Asian countries who have/are preparing a net-zero target to disseminate the lessons from their experience
  • Showcased UK tools to support target setting and monitoring such as our 2050
  • Calculator, a tool developed in the UK (and rolled out in a number of Asian countries already) to explore the options for reducing GHG emissions in their country, and the impact of climate change associated with them.
Geographical Focus: 
Regional - Europe
Type of Content: 
Learning Event


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