AVAILABLE ON DEMAND: edie’s climate emergency Q&A webinar

edie brought together energy and climate experts from Nottingham City Council, Skanska, Business in the Community (BITC) and Ørsted for a live Q&A-style webinar about the UK's climate emergency and net-zero carbon targets.

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND: edie’s climate emergency Q&A webinar

The webinar will take a live Q&A format

The four panellists discussed the huge challenges and opportunities behind net-zero carbon targets, and the reaction to the UK Parliament becoming the world’s first government to declare a climate emergency.


Now available on demand and hosted in association with Ørsted, the one-hour session explored how the business energy landscape could and should change between now and the net-zero target year of 2050; with a specific focus on the industries and areas that will require the biggest transformations to cut carbon.

The Committee on Climate Change’s ‘net-zero emissions’ report was released against a backdrop of protests and a growing youth climate strike movement. And it was swiftly followed by the UK becoming the first country to declare a ‘climate emergency’.

So, what does all of this mean for energy and sustainability professionals?

There are no presentations. Instead, this webinar was a live Q&A format, with the audience submitting question in advance and during the session itself.


  • Wayne Bexton, Head of Energy Services, Nottingham City Council
  • Conor McCone, UK Carbon Manager, Skanska
  • Gudrun Carwtright, Environment director, Business in the Community
  • Ashley Phillips, Managing director, Ørsted Customer Solutions UK


  • Reflecting on the CCC report: Immediate impacts for sustainability and energy professionals
  • Heat and transport: Closing the action gap and scaling-up solutions
  • 2050, 2040, 2030… Responding to the roadmap to net zero carbon emissions

If you have a question that you would like to ask one of our speakers please email [email protected] or tweet us @edie usign the hashtag #edienetzero. 


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