COP26: Net Zero Places

COP26 will see world’s leaders gathering in Glasgow to accelerate their efforts to meet commitments under the Paris Agreement. As well as world leaders, representatives from cities, policy think-tanks, technology providers and investors will share knowledge and best practice across global and national networks. The UK has never held an international summit this large, which provides UK connected places innovators the opportunity to be seen as a global leader on Net Zero and champion for UK businesses. 

Achieving UK and global targets for net zero will be the defining challenge of the next three decades and a central driver of innovation and change across all sectors. Transport and the built environment sectors contribute the majority of UK emissions.

To accelerate the transition to Net Zero Places, Connected Places Catapult is working with innovators, industry, regulators, academics and place leaders to speed the development and deployment of carbon eliminating innovations in all the ways we travel, and the places we live and work.

In particular we are focussed on three areas of innovation:

“Achieving UK and global targets for Net Zero will be defining challenge of the next three decades, and a central driver of innovation and change across all sectors.” Nicola Yates OBE, Chief Executive of Connected Places Catapult

Featured Net Zero Reports

Find out more about our biggest and most impactful Net Zero reports.

UK Cities Climate Investment Commission Report
UK Cities Climate Investment Commission Report
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Net Zero Places Innovation Brief
Net Zero Places Innovation Brief
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Transition to Zero-Emission Transport
Transition to Zero-Emission Transport
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Smart Ports: Intelligent Monitoring and Maintenance
Smart Ports: Intelligent Monitoring and Maintenance
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Local Government's Road to Net Zero
Local Government’s Road to Net Zero
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Net Zero Events

You can find out about some of our biggest upcoming events. You’ll also be able to see some of our biggest past events which you can re-visit.

The City Investment Imperative for Net Zero
The City Investment Imperative for Net Zero
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Investing to Achieve Net Zero
Investing to Achieve Net Zero
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Addressing Net Zero Challenges
Addressing Net Zero Challenges
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Enabling Net Zero Investment
Enabling Net Zero Investment
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Active Travel Summit
Active Travel Summit
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Net Zero News & Analysis

Here you can find some of our content all aspects of Net Zero, whether that be in the field of Active Travel and Mobility to Clean Maritime.

Net Zero Navigator Tool
Net Zero Navigator Tool
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Widening the Net Zero Agenda
Widening the Net Zero Agenda
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Decarbonising the Rail Freight Estate
Decarbonising the Rail Freight Estate
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Decarbonisation of Transport Myth Busting
Decarbonisation of Transport Myth Busting
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Why the UK's Approach to Freeports will be Different
Why the UK’s Approach to Freeports will be Different
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Building a Better Plan for a Net-Zero Transition
Building a Better Plan for a Net-Zero Transition
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Pedestrianisation: the international experience
Pedestrianisation: the international experience
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Create Gaps for Pedestrians and Cyclists
Create Gaps for Pedestrians and Cyclists
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We Have Declared a Climate Crisis. Now What?
We Have Declared a Climate Crisis. Now What?
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Net Zero Podcast

Here you can explore Net Zero places in the shape of our podcasts.

“Ports are crucial stakeholders in creating a cleaner future for the UK, operating at the intersection of communities, multiple transport modes and potential clean energy sources.” Paul Wilson, Connected Places Catapult Chief Business Officer.

City Leaders Dialogue Series

Click here to visit our City Leaders Dialogue Series, exploring what individual cities have either done or starting on their Net Zero journey.

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