The UK government has launched a new Net Zero Carbon Taskforce, with the purpose of motivating and mobilising businesses to adopt sustainable practices and reverse the effects of climate change.
Organisation Business in the Community, under the patronage of Prince Charles made the announcement. The organisation’s membership includes the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Aston Martin, energy companies Drax Group and EDF Energy, the UK Environment Agency, Lloyds Banking Group, Sky and UPS.
The news came just hours after the UK government announced its formal commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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The taskforce’s initial responsibilities include the development of a toolkit for businesses and value-chains, as well as a roadmap assisting businesses contribute to the transition.
Jonathan Kini, CEO of Drax Group’s B2B energy supply businesses and Chair of the Taskforce said: “Business in the Community’s Net Zero Carbon Taskforce aims to identify the simplest, most effective actions businesses can take, to collectively have a serious impact on climate breakdown and ensure a just transition that benefits all.
“The barriers to sustainability vary from business to business – I know from conversations with our customers that making improvements often appears unnecessarily complicated. We want to break down those barriers and make the solutions simpler to implement so UK businesses can quickly and easily take effective steps to address the climate crisis.”