COP26 and BeyondEvidencing the path to a Net Zero world

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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With nations preparing for the COP26 conference in Glasgow, 2021 will be a crucial year for energy and climate policy. Key questions remain around how to meet stretching climate and net zero targets in ways that ensure sustainable and competitive outcomes that deliver on ‘just transition’ ambitions for societies.

This event, hosted by the University of Strathclyde's Centre for Energy Policy, will bring together senior representatives from research, industry and the private sector, government and non-governmental organisations to consider the  types of evidence and partnerships required to frame and respond to this complex public policy challenge.

Professor Paul Monks, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will provide the key note address. Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Patrick Bayer, Senior Lecturer, School of Government & Public Policy and Chancellor's Fellow, University of Strathclyde’s Centre for Energy Policy
  • Dr Rebecca Ford, Chancellor’s Fellow and Research Director of the UK’s Energy Revolution Research Consortium (EnergyREV), University of Strathclyde’s Centre for Energy Policy
  • Hazel Gulliver, Director of Engagement, Scottish Power
  • Dr Bryony Livesey, Director, Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, UKRI
  • Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal & Vice-Chancellor, University of Strathclyde
  • Dr Graeme Sweeney, Chairman of the Board, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (Event Chair)
  • Professor Karen Turner, Director, University of Strathclyde’s Centre for Energy Policy
  • John Saltmarsh, Director of Engineering and Research, BEIS

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at those working in governments, industry, non-governmental organisations and academia who are responsible for designing and delivering evidence-based responses to addressing the net zero challenge at local, national or international levels.

Benefits of attending

The event will offer an interactive forum to explore:

  • How research helps frame, understand, address and measure the net zero public policy challenge
  • The opportunities and challenges for generating research across different disciplines and sectors
  • How the use of evidence in net zero public policymaking can be strengthened.

Centre for Energy Policy


Hannah Corbett
Knowledge Exchange Fellow
Evelyn Tonner

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