techUK supports an ambitious net zero carbon target

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    Thursday02May 2019

    This is not just the right thing to do for our planet but this ambitious moon shot target will drive investment, innovation and digitisation all of which will be good...

The Committee on Climate Change has today called for the UK to set an ambitious new target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. In response to this Antony Walker, deputy CEO, techUK says that tech must be at the core of the solutions to meet this challenge. 

We ask all members of the tech community to join us on the journey to meet this challenge and get in touch to discuss how we can make an impact towards resolving this issue.


"We support the advice given by the Committee on Climate Change: now is the time for the UK to signal the end of its contribution to climate change. Setting a stretching future target will reframe investment decisions and focus innovation.

Government rightly acknowledges the role of digital in supporting a smarter, more sustainable economy and digital technology will play a major role in delivering a net-zero future for the UK.  This is the type of moon-shot objective that could be a major opportunity for UK tech, driving digitisation and innovation.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Internet of Things can make manufacturing and heavy industry much more efficient. Electrically powered connected and autonomous vehicles can reduce transport emissions and improve air quality. The data-driven energy revolution will see Demand Side Response help reduce building and domestic emissions. Cloud adoption can deliver energy efficiencies in all industries. And Artificial Intelligence will help scientists model the climate more effectively, farmers grow more efficiently and use our energy more sparingly."

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    Antony Walker

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