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.

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

The Learning event will include:

  • live speaker presentations and Q&A
  • a workshop with activities and discussions
  • a members only online resource library of content, presentations, key takeaways and further reading

Delivered by:

Barny Evans, Director – Sustainability, Turley
Kat Scott, Sustainability & Regenerative Design Manager, drmm
Jonathan Tricker, Placemaking Director, PJA
Ross O’Ceallaigh, Programme Manager, Design South East
Kieran Toms, Design Advisor, Design South East 

Key details:

Date: Wednesday 26th January 2022
Time: 09:30 – 1:00pm
Format: Online via Zoom

Booking details:

This series of learning events is exclusive to members of Design Surrey.

Places are limited and bookings must be made through each Design Surrey Key Contact.

Please note: Currently all events are being delivered online due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation.

To book, please email the central Design Surrey 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 (if this event should take place via Zoom)