We are pleased to announce two hybrid virtual conferences coming up in June 2021 on the pertinent topic of Net Zero and Affordable Housing.

About this event

A collaborative project between University College London and KTH Stockholm.

Funded by UCL Cities Partnerships Programme.

The political and societal support towards reducing carbon emissions has considerably increased over the last couple of years and energy used in buildings has some of the highest CO2 emissions across all sectors. The energy used in residential buildings contributes to 11% of total emissions, at par with that from road transport.

In April 2021, the UK government announced that it will set the world’s most ambitious climate change target into law to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels. The UK has also adopted a net zero emissions target by 2050. The City of Stockholm sets the goals to be a fossil free and climate positive city by 2040 and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to a maximum of 1.5 tonnes of CO2e per inhabitant by 2023.

Improving the energy efficiency of existing and new buildings is therefore becoming more so important and a constructive dialogue needs to be established how those targets can be achieved in the housing sector not compromising the affordability of housing and considering the needs of the residents and the local community. Sweden is seen as a leader in net zero housing as well as a country which has been successfully tackling housing unaffordability. The virtual symposiums below aim to bring together researchers, leading practitioners and policy makers to discuss the way forward towards Net Zero Affordable Housing in Sweden and the UK and learn from best practices in those countries.

For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/net-zero-affordable-housing-conference-the-uk-perspective-tickets-152871056445

Date And Time

23/06/2021 @ 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm


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