Leading the way to COP26 – The UK’s journey to Net Zero

British Chamber of Commerce latest survey on the Net Zero economy*, conducted in partnership with Drax, showed that 38% of respondents said they fully understand the term net zero and the implications for their business while 21% did not. Amid unprecedented challenges in the past twelve months, one third of firms do not consider net zero to be a priority and more than two-thirds have either never heard of COP or know the name only. However, appetite to become net zero is very high, with 88% saying they are actively taking at least one measure to reduce carbon emissions.


Leading the way to COP26 – the UK’s journey to Net Zero, a panel event delivered in partnership with Drax, will enable participants to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the term Net Zero and the impact it will have on their business.
  •  Understand more about Cop26, what it means for their business and how they can get involved.
  •  Hear a real-life case study from Drax, with their vision to be carbon negative by 2030, including the changes they’ve made and the hurdles they’ve faced.
  •  Take away actions to bring them closer to realising their net zero ambitions and/or targets.


Claire Walker, Co-Executive Director at the British Chambers of Commerce will be joined by:

  • Will Gardiner, CEO, Drax Group
  •  Chris Stark, Chief Executive, The Climate Change Committee
  •  James Heath, Chief Executive, The National Infrastructure Commission
  •  Eliot Whittington, Director of Policy, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group
  • Claire Perry O'Neill, Managing Director, Climate & Energy, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)


*Conducted in August 2020

Online registration for the event is avialble HERE.