Group Chief Executive, David Cowans, has joined the Editorial Board of unlock net zero, a new knowledge portal designed to inform, educate, and connect people and organisations involved in moving to a Net Zero emissions future.

Net Zero refers to achieving a balance between the amount of Greenhouse Gas Emissions produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere. In June 2019, the UK Government amended its Climate Change Act to become the first major economy in the world to make a legally binding commitment to Net Zero emissions by 2050. To achieve this requires large-scale and extensive innovation across the UK energy system. This will involve disruptive change across all sectors and industries.

unlock net zero seeks to educate its audience on the technologies, infrastructure and behaviour change required to deliver net zero. The site is focused on helping to identify and explain how the country transitions to a Net Zero future in practical terms. The intention is to create sharp insight to generate value and knowledge.

An editorial board has been established for unlock net zero to advise on the direction of content on the site and is made up of senior executives from across government agencies, departments and private and public organisations across the built environment and energy focused sectors.

Commenting on joining the Editorial Board for unlocknetzero.co.uk David Cowans, said:

“Our immediate response to COVID-19 aside, how we tackle climate change is the biggest challenge we face. As a country we have a clear goal to be net zero by 2050. Change will happen quickly, indeed we are seeing it happen already, so it is important that people and organisations are informed in the why and how of the transition to net zero. I am looking forward to working with my fellow editorial board members to contribute to finding the solutions we so clearly need.”

unlock net zero has been launched by Ocean Media Group, the publisher, data provider and event organiser together with Social, the integrated communications agency.

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