Pathways to Net Zero: Series of Reports and Roundtable Discussions

Our thinking needs to change if we are to address the scale of the climate challenge.  This report by Claire Haigh summarizes the key insights and conclusions from the Pathways to Net Zero series of reports and roundtable discussions that were published and held in 2022 .

The central proposition Pathways to Net Zero is that we need a whole systems transition to net zero which will require a paradigm shift in terms of how we think about decarbonising transport.  Net zero strategy should be underpinned by five key principles:

  1. Our whole economy needs to change
  2. We must reduce energy demand
  3. We should price properly for carbon
  4. We must ensure a fair and just transition
  5. We must strengthen local leadership

Six reports were published and seven events were held in 2022  involving more than 100 leading academics, local politicians, businesses, environmental groups, consumer groups and think tanks.