Towards a Net Zero Delivery Architecture: Public Engagement
The third evidence session in the Carbon Connect inquiry on a net zero delivery architecture for low-carbon heat, energy and transport was held today, looking at the role of public engagement.
The session was co-chaired by Darren Jones MP, Wera Hobhouse MP and Alexander Stafford MP, with introductory remarks given by Jim Watson (UCL) and Jeff House (BAXI).
Attendees shared their thoughts on setting the foundations of public engagement, and improving awareness and understanding in order to foster support for decarbonisation strategies.
The conversation covered the priorities for consumer choice, the role Government and industry can play in creating the right environment for change, and the importance of a fair and just transition, that leaves no-one behind. It also highlighted the role and potential uses of public engagement campaigns to address questions of what can be learnt from previous experiences of national strategies and how we can inspire interest in what good decarbonisation would look like.
The session closed with a final comment: it is urgent, and essential, that we get this right!