The 2021 Net Zero Festival brought together some of the world's foremost thinkers on what it takes to accelerate and expand the net zero transition. We'd urge business executives, investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and campaigners to watch back on demand to explore how to navigate the defining economic, political, and technological trend of the age.

The Net Zero Festival will return with a live face to face event on 28 and 29 September 2022

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About the Net Zero Festival 2021

With thousands of companies now committed to delivering net zero emissions and the UK set to host the critical COP26 Climate Summit this November, the Net Zero Festival could not have come at a more opportune time.

The 2021 line-up for the Festival covered the full breadth of the net zero transition and explored the opportunities and challenges that the green industrial revolution presents.

The event provided both invaluable practical guidance on how to navigate the economic and technological shifts that are already underway and explored how to accelerate decarbonisation strategies.

Net Zero Festival: On demand passes available

In this pivotal moment in the fight against climate change, we want to make the Net Zero Festival as accessible and inclusive as possible.

We're delighted that thanks to the support of the Net Zero Festival's commercial partners, we were able to make the 2021 Net Zero Festival free to attend.

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The 2021 virtual event was hosted by BusinessGreen editor James Murray alongside top broadcast journalists Gavin Esler, Lucy Siegle and Roger Harrabin.

Highlights included keynote speeches from COP26 President-designate Alok Sharma, climate scientist Professor Michael E. Mann, former Home Secretary Amber Rudd, award-winning science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson, and futurist Alex Steffen, as well as exclusive interviews with CBI chief economist Rain Newton-Smith and top executives from Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Netflix to name but a few.

The line up also included panel sessions on how to decarbonise buildings, steel, and transport, and workshops on carbon accounting, corporate leadership, small business engagement with the net zero transition, and how to develop a net zero restaurant.

Details of our 2022 event will be available in the new year!

The Net Zero Festival will return on 28 & 29 October 2022

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2021 speakers included

Alison Rose
Chief Executive
Natwest Group
Bernard Mensah
President (International)
Bank of America
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Solar Impulse Foundation
Catherine Howarth
Chief Executive Officer
Claire O'Neill
Managing Director, Climate & Energy
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Michael E Mann
Climate Scientist and Author
Peter Harrison
Group Chief Executive
Rain Newton-Smith
Chief Economist
Confederation of British Industry
Raymond Blanc
Chef Patron
Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons
Sir David King
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
The Rt Hon Alok Sharma
MP & President for COP 26
The Rt Hon Amber Rudd

Faster, Together

The aim is simple: to provide business leaders with both the inspiration and the practical, actionable advice required to develop and advance their own net zero strategies.

The rationale is equally simple: the climate crisis is real; the scale of the challenge is unprecedented; the net zero transition is happening and accelerating.

 The goal is obvious: to demonstrate that a rapid transition towards a net zero economy by 2050 at the latest is not just possible, but is hugely desirable, is something worth celebrating.

BusinessGreen Net Zero Festival – for leaders who won't wait until 2050 to build a better business, and a better world. 

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