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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 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:

To make sure our webinars are manageable we are limiting the number of participants. Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis with a maximum of 4 places per member organisation. However, there will be an opportunity for further delegates to view a recording of the webinar.  So, feel free to provide additional names  and we will be in touch to let them know how they can participate.

Kent/Medway local authority members: Please ensure all bookings are made through your key contact or representative who will be able to book places at this event on your behalf. If you do not know who that is, please email: and we will let you know.

To book, please email the central Kent Design email address: with the following details:

  • Name of delegate(s)
  • Role/Job title
  • Organisation
  • Email address of delegate(s)
  • Confirmation the delegate(s) can access Zoom through a work or personal device

Online platforms:

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

Once you have successfully secured a place on this online learning event you will receive a booking confirmation email, followed by a Zoom link and programme details within 1 week prior to the event date. 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:

There are a limited number of places available to non-members. The cost for individual places is £10+VAT pp. Please use the online booking button which will redirect you to Eventbrite.

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