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Today, Tech Nation launches applications for its first programme for sustainable tech companies, Net Zero — and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Lockdown in the UK has shown that it is possible to reduce our carbon emissions (by a huge 59% in London). But coming out of lockdown threatens to undo any environmental gains, as car usage is expected to soar.
Smart sustainable technology solutions are needed — and at scale — or there’s little hope that the UK will be able to reach its target of net zero greenhouse emissions by 2050, as set out by the government last year.
“To build back better, the UK must harness low-carbon investment opportunities to reboot economies while reducing the greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution that jeopardise lives,” says Zheela Qaiser, Net Zero’s programme lead.
“The year of climate action is now.”