Research-led project aims to produce ‘shared vision’ on UK’s net zero pledge

Cardiff University has launched a research-led project to help identify urgent initial steps – and a longer-term strategy – to help deliver the UK’s ambitious target of hitting net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Delivering Net Zero, led by the University’s School of Psychology and Understanding Risk Research Group, will focus on the role of research in the challenge to transition the UK.

It will seek to source and utilise the best academic research to provide clarity on the options for how this can be achieved – and identify any further research needed.

The team will work with stakeholders from academia and industry to produce a “shared vision” on what is required in the short term (the next 10 years) and in the longer term (from 2030 onwards).

In the project, commissioned and funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the team will explore all aspects ranging across financial considerations, the ways our energy systems and use may change, and the benefits of different technologies.

It will feature a series of workshops with leading UK academics and key stakeholders from the public, private and third sector focusing on the areas of decarbonisation, energy demand, carbon capture and removal, and the social and economic implications of net zero.

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