3 October, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Graham Stuart MP, Minister for Climate, BEIS and Jacob Young MP, Chair of Hydrogen APPG

A fair transition: making net zero a net benefit for all

Reform is delighted to be hosting an event at Conservative Party Conference in partnership with Young Foundation's Institute for Community Studies on a just transition to net zero.

The UK has committed to achieving a net zero economy by 2050. Achieving this goal will require rapid decarbonisation and affect all areas of life. It will require a new energy strategy, technological innovation and profound behaviour change. Yet just 12% of people know how the transition will impact their lives and, worryingly, low-income households are likely to face the biggest costs. Addressing these two challenges were seen by the citizen’s Climate Assembly as the most important underpinning principles on the path to net zero. Achieving this means harnessing the power of communities themselves.

The current cost of living crisis makes a fair transition all the more imperative. Steps taken towards net zero could help alleviate some of the pressure on family incomes, but they could also exacerbate it. Only by engaging directly with communities and harnessing innovation can the government avoid the latter.

Reform is delighted to hold this roundtable, led by Graham Stuart MP and Jacob Young MP, on how the Government can ensure that the transition to net zero delivers shared prosperity across the UK.

Please note, this is a private, invite only event. For more information, please email events@reform.uk.

This roundtable will be held under the Chatham House rule. This event is kindly sponsored by the Young Foundation and in partnership with Power to Change.