Day One - 21st June
Chairperson's opening remarks
A welcoming introduction from the conference chairperson, providing a thematic overview of the day
Shaping a net zero future through policy
With the changing regulatory frameworks coming into place, the future of net zero planning & partnerships is quickly evolving. How will government changes to existing standards change the landscape? How will these changes go about tackling bad practices and restore confidence in the systems ability to deliver net zero? Where would public sector support be best deployed?
Funding net zero into reality
It will take a significant amount of funding to deliver net zero commitments, and with against a backdrop of a significant domestic change, a lot will be needed to ensure programme delivery. With that, how has the first wave of Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund and BEIS ended, and where are we with wave 2? What are building/housing associations needing to ensure sustainable heat & building strategies? How will this affect infastructure and retroit projects at the planning, funding, submission & construction stages?
The drive for sustainable land opportunities
With the lessening availability of sustainable land, building sustainable building opportunities is of growing importance. How can a sustainable integrated land-use plan help? How can you best identity unsustainable locations? What can planners do to help to mitigate flood risks to make unsustainable locations sustainable?
Planning for the future - net zero, energy efficiency and community focused
Net zero stands to change both the nature of planning proposals, infastructure development, retrofit projects and public partnerships with the private sector moving forward. With so much having to adapt to this new reality, how will future projects leave a lasting legacy? What will be the impact on both public and private sectors when factoring in new sustainability targets, carbon value and energy efficiency? Where should government intervene to address carbon neutrality in their plans?
Chair's closing remarks
A closing address from the conference chairperson, briefing on all the outcomes from the day
Day Two - 22nd June
Chairperson's opening comments
A welcoming introduction from the conference chairperson, providing a thematic overview of the day, as well as additional details for all attendees
Net zero now - what's the delay?
As the 2050 deadline looms, the need to implement net zero changes are imperative. With that, where does the industry stand so far, and what urgently needs to be done to address the scale of the existing net zero challenge? Who are the key stakeholders and partners that need to be involved for prevailing change? Is the current framework too stringent to allow for rapid developments to take hold?
Sustainability by design - tracking to net zero
With so many other standards already in placed, how does this one change things? How do net-zero liabilities factor in at a portfolio stage? How can developers go about ensuring supply chain decarbonisation?
Net Zero Connect Wrap Session
A closing address from the conference chairperson, briefing on all the outcomes from the last two days, bringing together speakers from across both tracks from the conference to discuss their thoughts on where the future looks like for net zero, and where we need to be to priotise people, prosperity & planet.
Chairperson's Closing Comments
A closing address from the conference chairperson, briefing on all the outcomes from the day.