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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Net zero places: Developing a community-led response to the climate crisis

IPPR North hosted a webinar to mark the launch of a report on the transition to net zero. This took place on Monday 7 March at 15.00-16.00 (GMT) online via Zoom. Join IPPR North and partners Scottish Power at this webinar to launch a report on Net zero places and developing a community-led response to the climate crisis.

The transition to net zero will have an impact on all aspects of people's lives. To ensure that we deliver a just transition and seize the opportunity, communities must be at the heart of the transition.

This event provided an opportunity to understand what policymakers, businesses, public services and communities themselves can do to create more sustainable and equitable low carbon places.

The event included a short presentation from Jonathan Webb, senior research fellow at IPPR North, on its latest research on environmental justice and sustainable places. A panel of speakers, included mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, James Goodman, Director of Partnerships and Learning at The Local Trust, Kat Wong, Urban Designer at URBED (Urbanism Environment and Design) Ltd, and Keith Anderson, Chief Executive of ScottishPower will then give their perspective on net zero places. Following this, attendees had the opportunity to pose questions to our speakers.

You can view the event recording below.