Pathways to a zero carbon Oxfordshire

Please note that this is a hybrid event. You will need to register and choose whether you wish to attend in person or online. The online link will be sent out at 10 am on the day.

Abstract: Earlier this year the Environmental Change Institute were commissioned by a consortium of Oxfordshire-based organisations, including all six local authorities and the Local Enterprise Partnership to provide an evidence-based analysis of Oxfordshire’s potential to eradicate carbon emissions from the economy. The report highlights the challenges ahead in transforming the county’s energy and transport systems, as well as the need to upgrade Oxfordshire’s building stock and use of land for carbon sequestration. It identified areas where change and investment is urgently needed. The report adapts the National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios for the local context, setting out three different pathways to achieving net-zero emissions. Separate chapters then focus on innovation, transport, buildings and heating, renewable energy, and land use. In this talk, Sam will provide an overview of the key findings and messages, and offer some reflections on working with a wide range of local stakeholders during and after the report’s publication.