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17 Feb 2021

Building a greener future: the pathway to decarbonization

Building a greener future: the pathway to decarbonization

As the UK gears up for a low-carbon economy, one of the biggest challenges facing the quarrying industry is reducing the environmental impact of its operations and materials.

Last year, the UK became the first major economy in the world to pass laws to become net zero by 2050. The transition to a net-zero future will require all organizations, in all sectors of the economy, to play their part. 

Entitled ‘Making the transition to a low carbon future’, Martin Baxter, deputy CEO and director of policy and external affairs at Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), will look at the bigger picture to see what is happening globally and how the UK compares in its commitment to the net zero pledge.

Mr Baxter will also examine the implications of the Climate Change Committee’s Sixth Carbon Budget recommendations for 2037, as well as the new reporting and disclosure requirements that are being introduced, to give you an understanding of the potential implications for your business.

Mr Baxter leads on IEMA's policy and external engagement activity. He works in the UK and internationally, to support the transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient and sustainable economy. He is also a regular media spokesperson on a range of business sustainability topic areas and has extensive experience of networking and communicating at all levels, including with senior parliamentarians, government officials, business leaders and academia.

For further information about the Decarbonization stream click here.



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