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Briefing: Delivering Zero Carbon: Zero Carbon explained and the Role of the Built Environment

Introducing Kent Design LUNCH & LEARN – a series of online FREE 1hr briefing events for 2021/22

The UK has pledged to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions and many local authorities have announced a climate emergency with ambitions to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner. To understand the role of planning, local authorities and built environment professionals, we must first understand the big picture. This briefing will explore the concept of Net Zero Carbon and set out the existing split of carbon emissions in the UK. It will then explain what big picture changes are needed to achieve Net Zero with a particular focus on the role of the built environment.


  • Understand the concept of Net Zero Carbon and associated terminology
  • Understand the big steps required for the UK to achieve Net Zero Carbon
  • Recognise the importance of construction, building energy use and transport in carbon emissions
  • Discuss what this means for local authorities and built environment professionals

Online Learning events are designed for public and private sector practitioners with limited or some knowledge and experience of the topic, and those who would like to refresh or build on their existing knowledge.

The Online Learning event will include:

  • a live guest speaker presentation and Q&A
  • a member only resource library of ‘watch again’ content, presentations, key takeaways, and further reading

Delivered by:

Ross O’Ceallaigh, Programme Manager, Design South East
Helen Goodwin, Head of Programmes, Design South East

Key details:

Date: Tuesday 12th October 2021
Time: 12:30 – 1:30pm (Login opens from 12:15pm)
Format: Online via Zoom

Booking details

Kent Design member organisations:

Kent/Medway local authority members: Please ensure all booking requests are made through your  key contact or representative  prior to completing the event registration form. If you do not know who that is, please email: and we will let you know.

Online platforms:

We will be using Zoom as the online conferencing platform.  Prior to registering please ensure you have a reliable internet connection and the latest version of Zoom.

Kent Design Members: Register in advance for this webinar here.

Once you have successfully registered for this online event you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Kent Design Members also have access to the online resource library area where you will be able to download copies of presentations, any additional material for further reading, and a link to the webinar recording to share with your colleagues (within your organisation only). The resource login details will be shared at the end of this event, along with a short survey.

Non-Kent Design members: This is a FREE online event!

There are a number of free places available to non-members. To register your place please use the non-member booking button which will redirect you to the event booking page.

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