22nd April 2020

Net Zero: the location based challenges and opportunities

Claire Corlett

How location and property data can assist the transition to Net Zero.

As global society battles collaboratively, creatively and innovatively to defeat Covid-19, businesses and organisations of all kinds are rethinking their models and processes to sustainably change society for the better. This includes the transition to Net Zero.

That transition will need to address decarbonisation, deliver sustainable consumption and production, and create a regenerative and sustainable bio-economy. With governments and cities throughout GB and the world declaring ambitious Zero Carbon targets – and global corporates, such as Shell committing to net zero emissions by 2050 – it’s clear this will generate significant business opportunities to achieve them.

To explore these cross sector, cross supply chain opportunities Geovation and its partners, HM Land Registry and Registers of Scotland will be hosting a series of discussions, talks and blogs that will explore the problems, needs, and insights to be addressed in helping societies to transition to Net Zero; and the role that location and property data can play in that transition.

We’ll be kicking off the #GeovationNetZero series with an introductory online session on Tuesday 12 May at 11am. We will hear contributions from Denise McKenzie Director (EIRP) Benchmark Initiative, Geovation, Ordnance Survey and Chair, Association of Geographic Information; and contributions from startups already pioneering the use of location and property data in addressing Net Zero opportunities. To that end, we are delighted to host Michael Groves, Founder and CEO of Topolytics.com, and Winner of the 2019 Google Cloud SAP Circular Economy 2030 Challenge.

An interactive question and answer session will invite participants to explore how we collaboratively develop the format of subsequent sessions and the business challenges and opportunities Net Zero presents.

We’d love to see you there, so register here to secure your place to join us on 12 May.