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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Understanding public support for tackling climate change and attitudes towards new net zero policies
How to drive innovation to meet net zero
The labour market challenge posed by net zero – and the opportunity to boost earnings and productivity if we get it right.
​​Exploring the political and economic challenges of decarbonising the twelve most carbon-intensive industries in the UK
Exploring the UK’s decarbonisation progress, and the potential geographical and political impacts of the transition to net zero emissions.
A plan for how to decarbonise the UK economy without undermining competitiveness, hitting consumers or overburdening taxpayers.
, Richard Howard
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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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
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

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.

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.

Reducing economic disparities between places
Reducing economic disparities between places