Climate Action Unit


A quick look at the Net Zero Innovation Programme

2 September 2022

A sneak preview of the UCL & Local Government Association initiative which partners councils and universities to tackle local climate problems together.

Net Zero Innovation Programme cartoon

The Net Zero Innovation Programme (NZIP) supports councils & universities to define the challenges they face locally as well as to develop projects that could begin to address them.

The scope of the programme is broad: past participants have addressed a range of challenges from decarbonising transport or improving air quality, to reducing climate impact on vulnerable communities or improving wellbeing through green spaces. The practical tools and solutions that projects create include the development of training, toolkits, mapping documents or calculators.

Here's why the programme exists, and what it's like to participate:

Net Zero Innovation Programme infographic page one

Net Zero Innovation Programme infographic page two

Project partners

The Net Zero Innovation Programme is delivered by the UCL Climate Action Unit in partnership with UCL Public Policy and the Local Government Association