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Net Zero Festival launch

Michael Holder
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The three-day Net Zero Festival proper kicks off on 29 September 2021
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The three-day Net Zero Festival proper kicks off on 29 September 2021

Former climate diplomat Pete Betts, WWF's Tanya Steele, CBI's Tania Kumar, and the CCC's Chris Stark offered their views on a crucial period for global climate action at last week's launch of the Net Zero Festival.

Britain's green economy is entering perhaps the most monumentally important period in its relatively short lifetime. The government has promised a raft of hotly-anticipated plans and policies in the coming months, including the Heat and Buildings Strategy, Food Strategy White Paper, Treasury Net Zero Review, and an overarching Net Zero Strategy, all of which should help unlock billions of pounds of green investment. Meanwhile, key decisions over controversial Cumbrian coal mines and North Sea oil and gas projects are also likely to be made before the end of 2021, providing a clear tes...

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