National Engineering Policy Centre to provide advice to government on reaching net zero emissions

Energy Transition Group
1 Jun 2020

The National Engineering Policy Centre, led by the Royal Academy of Engineering, has convened a diverse range of experts to provide agile and continued advice to government to help address the long-term global threat posed by climate change and support its goal of reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This will include recommendations for a recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that puts the UK on track for net zero.The National Engineering Policy Centre has assembled a diverse group of experts from organisations including the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Engineering & Technology, the Institution of Chemical Engineers, the Energy Institute, the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers and the British Academy. The group forms a forum for debate and will draw heavily on insights and perspectives from an even wider range of expertise from engineering and other disciplines such as social and system sciences as needed.

Topic areas to be covered include:

  • Rebuilding after COVID-19: recommendations for a recovery that puts us on track for net zero
  • Net zero explained: how the UK’s climate target fits into the global sustainability challenge
  • Priority actions and upcoming decision points: understanding which policies are ‘low regrets’ solutions
  • Decarbonising construction: tackling the operation and supply chain of one of the most challenging sectors


For more information go to the Royal Academy of Engineering website