UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


Going green: Debating the socio-economic impacts of achieving Net Zero

24 January 2024, 9:30 am–4:00 pm

Going green: Debating the socio-economic impacts of achieving Net Zero

The UK hub of the Sustainable Development Solution Network (SDSN UK) is delighted to organise the ‘Going green' conference.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL students | Invitation Only




Anca Tacu, Research Projects Manager, UCL IIPP


AXIS Conference Centre
Southampton Science Park
2 Venture Road
SO16 7NP
United Kingdom

This event is on invitation only.

The UK hub of the Sustainable Development Solution Network (SDSN UK) is delighted to ogranise the ‘Going green: Debating the socio-economic impacts of achieving Net Zero’ conference. This conference is coorganised by the Sustainability and Resilience Institute at the University of Southampton in partnership with University of Strathclyde Centre for Sustainable Development and the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP), host institution of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network UK (SDSN UK).

Achieving Net Zero is highly complex, requiring government leadership and strong engagement from industry, academia, communities, and individuals. However, discussions have often focussed on the technical and ecological challenges of decarbonisation. This one-day conference seeks to focus on the economic and social factors that will crucially drive – or impede – this transition in the UK.

The conference will bring together researchers – both established and early career - policy makers and industry professionals with the aim to mobilise collective knowledge and experience to identify the most pressing, cross-sector research questions surrounding a Net Zero future. The conference will include a plenary session, small group discussions as well as a poster event where early career researchers will have the opportunity to showcase their work.

Please note that all information regarding the conference will be sent to the attendees closer to the time of the event.