Planning for Net Zero

Summary of a roundtable discussion held in July 2021.

July 22, 2021

Two of the Government’s top priorities for reforming the planning system are: to deliver more and more- beautiful homes, and reducing carbon emissions so that Britain is emitting no more carbon than it is absorbing (‘Net Zero’). Though each of the priorities affects the other substantially, they are often considered in isolation. Due to a lack of published and timely work analysing this interaction, Policy Exchange convened a variety of experts in July 2021 for a roundtable discussion on the interactions between climate, environment and planning.

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William Nicolle

Research Fellow, Energy and Environment.

Ben Southwood

Head of Housing, Transport and the Urban Space 2020-2021

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