• Harnessing the natural environment and sustainable practises for net zero

    Harnessing the natural environment and sustainable practises for net zero

    Join us on the 23rd June to hear about commercial opportunities in renewables, electrifying fleet and land management for carbon storage.

    Durham County Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and has committed to becoming a carbon neutral county and council by 2050. To reach this target we need to come together as a county to mitigate the effects of climate change as much as we possibly can.

    We want to support your decarbonisation so we have put together a series of events to demystify the net zero agenda and outline what you can do to reach Net Zero.

    The event schedule and speakers are below:

    9:30 am: Introduction to business and Net Zero

    10:30 am: Sustainable building practises and the business case for on site renewables-

    Tony Cleary, Managing Director, Lanchester Wines

    11:50 am: Panel-

    Discussion with our speakers

    12:30 pm: Low carbon lunch provided by REfUSE.

    1:15pm: Electrification of business fleet, charging infrastructure across County Durham and a chance to see our Try Before you Buy E-Vans-

    Tracy Millmore, Electric Vehicle Project Officer, Durham County Council

    Alex Cummings, County Fleet Manager, Durham County Council

    3:00 pm: Sustainable land management for storage and sequestration of carbon-

    Paul Leadbitter, Peatland Programme Manager, North Penines AONB.

    4:00 pm: finish and chance to sign the County Durham Climate Agreement


    So, we hope to see you there as we go, together towards Net Zero!

    If you have any questions please contact Ellie, Low Carbon Development & Partnerships Officer, at ellie.grimes@durham.gov.uk

    Please note, this will be a hybrid event and virtual tickets will be released soon.

    Register Here