The net zero series sheds light on the work already undertaken by UKRI’s flagship programme -the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
We live in a time of unprecedented change. The way we live our lives and do business is impacting the planet and driving environmental change on a scale unique in the Earth’s history. We are consuming our natural resources at unprecedented levels whilst polluting our environment, affecting our air, soils, water, and biodiversity. This is increasing the challenges linked to extreme weather and a changing climate which can have devastating impacts on the environment and human life and hinder economic growth. To meet these challenges, and recognising our leadership potential, in 2019 the UK became the first major economy to commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050.
The net-zero series sheds light on the work already undertaken by UKRI’s flagship programme -the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to address the key challenges that will help the UK build back greener. It will bring together world-renowned researchers and innovators across the breadth of our funding disciplines to discuss the need for innovative solutions to heat our homes, travel to work, develop and transform our industries, cater to our diet, enjoy our leisure time, and prosper from a cleaner, healthier environment in parallel with growing our economy.
UKRI run a monthly webinar from April to November featuring ISCF challenges, UKRI councils, and project leads, as well as renowned external experts from academia, industry, and technology fields.
September’s event focuses on Sustainable Supply Chains
To help reach net zero we need to look at our supply chains and explore ways to make them more efficient. By adopting digital technologies for faster and improved efficiency, the increased sustainability of UK manufacturing will result in reduced waste, reuse of resources and reduction of carbon emissions.