Net Zero Festival 2022: Day One Live Blog

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CompanyGreen brings you day one coverage of the Net Zero Festival 2022, finally being held in person for the first time, featuring leading business leaders, influential policy makers, inspiring thinkers, comedians and artists to discuss the myriad of opportunities and challenges presented by the transition to a zero-carbon economy over the coming decades.

Much has happened since the historic COP26 climate summit in Glasgow last year, with the world still grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic on top of soaring energy prices, shortages food supply and geopolitical tensions, including Russia’s war in Ukraine. But the need and urgency to reduce emissions and build a greener and fairer economy and society has not gone away, and with COP27 in Egypt and the COP15 UN Biodiversity Summit taking place this fall, the Net Zero Festival will offer invaluable guidance on how companies and organizations can boost their decarbonization efforts and anticipate the major economic and technological trends catalyzed by the net zero transition.

For the action-packed program cover, CompanyGreenThe live blog below will provide updates throughout the first day of the Net Zero festival, which features programming including climate change committee CEO Chris Stark, a live recording of an episode of the podcast Outrage & Optimism, Wellcome Trust author and scientist Alice Bell, young climate activist Vanessa Nakate, comedian and environmental researcher Dr Matt Winning, and many more.

With thanks to Net Zero Festival partners Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Schroders, Bryt Energy, Carbon Intelligence, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Clean Growth Fund, Drax, Equans, National Grid, NatWest Group, Phoenix Group, Schneider Electric, South Pole, and Climate Impact Partners.

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