Working towards a sustainable environment

edie has brought together leading experts and companies from across the sustainability world to discuss the climate emergency and 2050 net zero target at a webinar next week (27 June).

Confirmed speakers for the webinar include Nottingham City Council, Skanska, Business in the Community and Ørsted, who will discuss the huge challenges that net-zero has created – and the reaction to the UK parliament becoming the world’s first government to declare a climate emergency.


The Government has now set a legally binding target for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and this one-hour webinar takes the form of a live Q&A session with this range of climate policy and business energy exploring how businesses should respond to the situation.

This webinar, hosted in association with Ørsted, brings together climate policy and business energy experts to discuss 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 will be no presentations. Instead, this webinar will take a live Q&A format, with the audience able to submit question in advance and during the session itself.

If you have a question that you would like to ask one of our speakers please email: or use Twitter and the hashtag #edienetzero. 

Discussion points for the webinar include:

  • 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