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Getting to Zero

Practical and popular ways to decarbonise the economy

Established a year before COP26, the Getting to Zero programme is dedicated to developing practical and politically possible ways for the UK to meet its net zero ambitions and lead the world in decarbonisation. It is supported by ECF and Purpose Foundation.

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Onward’s response to the Energy Crisis, setting out a 5-point plan for the new Prime Minister to help households and keep the lights on.
How nudges and collective incentives can help people adopt new technologies and change their behaviours for net zero.
Vote Blue, Stay Green
Why the Review of Electricity Market Arrangements is so important.
Has the political climate changed on the Government’s Net Zero target?
How renewables increasingly deliver lower costs for consumers and industry.
Oct 5
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How can we decarbonise housing?
Oct 4
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Putting green jobs at the heart of the economic recovery.
Sep 15
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How to harness institutional finance for global and domestic decarbonisation.
Jun 28
Fostering innovation in the pursuit of net zero.
Jun 23
The future of city transportation
Oct 5
15:00-
16:00
How can we decarbonise housing?
Oct 4
10:15-
11:15
Putting green jobs at the heart of the economic recovery.
Sep 15
10:30-
11:15
How to harness institutional finance for global and domestic decarbonisation.
Jun 28
Fostering innovation in the pursuit of net zero.
Jun 23
The future of city transportation

Senior Researcher Alex Luke wrote for the Business Green, discussing popular support for net zero policies, even after the Russian invasion of Ukraine has sparked increases in energy prices.

Head of Future Politics James Blagden wrote for City AM on Red Wall Conservative voters’ support for net zero.

Head of Energy and Climate Ed Birkett responds to the Government's latest Energy Strategy

Senior Researcher Alex Luke writes for the Prospect on how renewables can reduce energy bills and help achieve net zero targets

The London Influence reports on the growing Onward team and our new research programme in an exclusive interview with Director Will Tanner

Onward Researcher Alex Luke is quoted in Italian newspaper Il Foglio, providing his thoughts on the expectations surrounding the COP26 summit.

Alex Luke, Researcher on the Getting to Zero programme at Onward, wrote for Prospect Magazine about our new report into public attitudes towards tackling climate change and net zero.

Senior Researcher Alex Luke wrote for the Business Green, discussing popular support for net zero policies, even after the Russian invasion of Ukraine has sparked increases in energy prices.

Head of Future Politics James Blagden wrote for City AM on Red Wall Conservative voters’ support for net zero.

Head of Energy and Climate Ed Birkett responds to the Government's latest Energy Strategy

Senior Researcher Alex Luke writes for the Prospect on how renewables can reduce energy bills and help achieve net zero targets

The London Influence reports on the growing Onward team and our new research programme in an exclusive interview with Director Will Tanner

Onward Researcher Alex Luke is quoted in Italian newspaper Il Foglio, providing his thoughts on the expectations surrounding the COP26 summit.

Alex Luke, Researcher on the Getting to Zero programme at Onward, wrote for Prospect Magazine about our new report into public attitudes towards tackling climate change and net zero.

Ted Christie-Miller writes for the Yorkshire Post, making the case for an innovation drive to power a green energy revolution.

Onward Researcher Francesca Fraser writes for Reaction on the need to spur innovation in order to reach net zero.

Onward Researcher Alex Luke writes for the Telegraph on the steps that can be taken to drive up the deployment of heat pumps.

Onward researcher, Alex Luke, writes for City AM on the gas price crisis and the case for nuclear.

Will Tanner writes for the Sunday Telegraph on the politics of net zero, following a recent visit to Redcar.

Media coverage summary of Qualifying for the Race to Net Zero.

Alex Luke writes for BusinessGreen, calling for the creation of net zero academies to address the skills gap in regions least prepared for net zero.

Scotland faces major decarbonisation challenges and many jobs are likely to be affected, but the opportunities are even greater, argue Ted Christie-Miller and Alex Luke.

The Times Red Box

As research for the thinktank Onward shows, twelve industries together make up nearly three fifths of the UK’s carbon emissions.

Times Radio

Caroline Flint, co-chair of the Getting to Zero programme, spoke to Times Radio about our Greening the Giants report.

A practical policy programme to transform science and innovation in the UK
Reducing economic disparities between places
A practical policy programme to transform science and innovation in the UK
Reducing economic disparities between places