Net Zero Talks podcast series

Posted on: 30/09/2022

The Net Zero Places Innovation Network aims to make Net Zero in the UK a reality. We do this by supporting local/regional authorities and agencies to connect, collaborate, inform, share experiences and lessons learned, adopt innovation and to level up across the UK.

The Net Zero Talks Podcast series aims to hear from experts and Local Authorities on challenges and practical insights into different topics relating to how to achieve net zero in places.

Episode 1 – What are the challenges and opportunities?

In this episode, Nilam Banks and Kezia Williamson from Innovate UK KTN explore with their special guest Patrick Allcorn, Head of Local Net Zero Team at BEIS, and Katie Greenhalgh, Environment and Net Zero Carbon Programme Lead at the Leicestershire County Council, the critical challenges for local authorities in meeting net zero and what can be done to support them.

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Episode 2 – Decarbonising Buildings for Net Zero

In this episode, Nilam Banks discusses the importance for local authorities to decarbonise buildings to meet net zero with special guests Mike Moseley, Knowledge Transfer Manager for Construction at Innovate UK KTN, and Jo Gay, Head of Climate Change at the Southend City Council.

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Episode 3 – Overview of the UK Electric Vehicles Infrastructure Strategy

In this episode, Nilam Banks explores the UK Electric Vehicles Infrastructure Strategy along with her special guests Simon Buckley, Knowledge Transfer Manager for Low Emission Mobility at Innovate UK KTN and Peter Brown | Senior Policy Advisor at the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

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Episode 4 – How can collaboration with academia support decision makers on climate adaptation?

In this fourth episode, Nilam Banks and Kezia Williamson from Innovate UK KTN explore how collaborations with academia can support decision-makers on climate adaptation alongside their special guests Alex Rainbow, Carbon Neutral Cornwall Assessment Specialist at the Cornwall Council and Jess Dicken, Research Fellow in European Centre for Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter.

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Episode 5 – Common challenges to meeting net zero

In this fifth episode, Nilam Banks and Keizia Williamson from Innovate UK KTN explore what are the common challenges to meeting net zero alongside their special guests Peter Gudde, John Taylor and Paul Kemp, Energy Projects Managers at Greater South East Net Zero Hub.

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