Getting to (Net) Zero

In June of 2019, the UK became the first major economy in the world to pass laws requiring net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. ‘Zero carbon’ is an ambitious challenge and one that we at EVORA Global is well-poised at untangling.   So what do we mean by ‘zero carbon’? Though there are two important…

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Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050: a Green Revolution

Bold Ambition? UK to Legislate 2050 Net-Zero carbon target. Last night, Theresa May, in one of her final acts as UK Prime Minister, pledged to take on board recommendations from the Committee on Climate Change to establish a legally binding net-zero target by 2050. The approach, proposed today (Wednesday 12 June 2019), would see the…

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Does the UK’s net zero future need the EU ETS?

The 2008 Climate Change Act already commits the UK to an 80% reduction in emissions compared to 1990 levels by 2050. However, the unwritten long-term target hopefully is, or at least should be, to achieve complete carbon neutrality. Since its inception in 2005, the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) has been Europe’s flagship…

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Net Zero and Solar: Challenges in the Industry

This blog is part of our Net Zero series for World Green Building Week 2017 – read more here. The concept of achieving a net zero energy building is becoming increasingly popular, although, in reality, only a very small number actually achieve this. No matter how efficient a building is, it will not reach net…

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Net Zero and Science Based Targets – Connecting the Dots

This blog is part of our Net Zero series for World Green Building Week 2017 – read more here. I was recently asked how Science Based Targets are connected to Zero Carbon Buildings – hmmm, I thought, interesting question. Let’s start with the definitions. Science Based Targets In response to mounting environmental, social and political…

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