Alice Larkin and Maria Sharmina contribute to discussions on Low Energy Demand in Changing Climates
3 August 2022
Alice Larkin and Maria Sharmina joined a panel of experts at the UKERC Research Conference ‘Putting Net Zero into Action: addressing the implementation gap’.
The conference unpacked the UK Net Zero Strategy and the gap that remains between ambition and action, and covered the global energy crisis, the role of local government in enabling decarbonisation and unlocking net-zero innovation. Alice and Maria took part in the session "Low Energy Demand: opportunities for resilience and adaptation in the face of changing climates", chaired by Professor Jillian Anable. The panel reflected on what opportunity a Low Energy Demand approach represents, why we are not making the most of this opportunity, how we could start to bridge this gap, who should be taking action for this to happen.
Alice contributed her ideas on decarbonising the sectors of aviation and shipping, while Maria gave a talk about the ongoing Net Zero Society project.