Unlocking Net Zero
Ground Source Heat Pump Association joins Editorial Board for new knowledge hub launched to inform, educate, and connect for a Net Zero emissions transition.
- Laura Bishop has joined the Editorial Board of unlocknetzero.co.uk
- Site seeks to inform, educate, and connect people and organisations for a transition to Net Zero emissions
- Other editorial board representatives include the Climate Change Committee, Homes England, Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government & Green Finance Institute
London, March 3rd 2021 – Laura Bishop MSc CEng MIMechE MInstR, chair, Ground Source Heat Pump Association has joined the Editorial Board of unlocknetzero.co.uk, a new knowledge portal designed to inform, educate, and connect people and organisations involved in moving to a Net Zero emissions future.
Net Zero refers to achieving a balance between the amount of Greenhouse Gas Emissions produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere. In June 2019, the UK Government amended its Climate Change Act to become the first major economy in the world to make a legally binding commitment to Net Zero emissions by 2050. To achieve this requires large-scale and extensive innovation across the UK energy system. This will involve disruptive change across all sectors and industries.
unlocknetzero.co.uk seeks to educate its audience on the technologies, infrastructure and behaviour change required to deliver Net Zero. The site is focused on helping to identify and explain how the country transitions to a Net Zero future in practical terms. The intention is to create sharp insight to generate value and knowledge.
An editorial board has been established for unlocknetzero.co.uk to advise on the direction of content on the site and is made up of senior executives from across government agencies, departments and private and public organisations across the built environment and energy focused sectors.
Commenting on joining the Editorial Board for unlocknetzero.co.uk Laura Bishop MSc CEng MIMechE MInstR, chair, Ground Source Heat Pump Association said:
“Our immediate response to COVID-19 aside, how we tackle climate change is the biggest challenge we face. As a country we have a clear goal to be net zero by 2050. Change will happen quickly, indeed we are seeing it happen already, so it is important that people and organisations are informed in the why and how of the transition to net zero. I am looking forward to working with my fellow editorial board members to contribute to a site that’s intention is to inform and educate to ensure the decisions made in the transition are made on the best evidence.”
unlocknetzero.co.uk has been launched by Ocean Media Group, the publisher, data provider and event organiser together with Social, the integrated communications agency. The launch of the site of the site has been supported by Adecoe, AICO, Baily Garner, Places for People and Wondrwall.
For further information contact:
Laura Bishop MSc CEng MIMechE MInstR, chair, Ground Source Heat Pump Association
Caroline Bragg, head of policy, Association for Decentralised Energy
Daniel Burton, chief executive, Wondrwall
Gillian Charlesworth, chief executive, BRE
Gary Clark, chair, RIBA Sustainable Futures Group
David Cowans, chief executive, Places for People
Nicholas Doyle, director, ADECOE
Mark Farmer, founder & chief executive officer, Cast
Dusty Gedge, president and expert, European Federation of Green Roofs and Walls
Zain Habib, innovation programme manager, UK Power Networks
Dave Hampton, carbon coach
Emma Harvey, programme director, Green Finance Institute
Jenny Hill, buildings lead, Climate Change Committee
Michael Holder, deputy editor, Business Green
Leigh Johnson, head of master development and design, Homes England
Chris Jones, chief operating officer, Aico HomeLINK
Robin Lawler, trustee, Carbon Literacy Trust
Grainia Long, chief executive (from 1 April 2021), NIHE
Rachael Milliner, architectural intern and winner of Home of 2030 young person’s design challenge, Jan Braker Architekts
John Milner, equity partner, Baily Garner
Richard Quartermaine, chair, British Property Federation’s Sustainability Committee
Sue Riddlestone, chief executive and co-founder, Bioregional
Lynne Sullivan OBE, chair, Good Homes Alliance
Professor Geoff Thompson MBE, founder and chair, Youth Charter
Mike Thornton OBE, chief executive, Energy Saving Trust
Andy von Bradsky, head of architecture, MHCLG
Dhara Vyas, head of future energy services, Citizens Advice
Frances Wright, head of community partnering and director, Town and UK Cohousing Network