Hay Festival Wales 2021

Net-Zero Audience Question Time

02 June 2021
15:00 BST | 16:00 CEST | 10:00 EDT

Hosted by Hay Festival Foundation

Chief Technical Officer Owen Hewlett joins climate scientist, Emily Shuckburgh, to discuss what reaching net zero will look like and what needs to be done to achieve it.


Change is coming.

There has been lots of talk about reaching Net Zero on carbon emissions but what does that actually look like for the average person on the street? How will achieving Net Zero by 2050 affect how we live, work and play? How will we heat our houses, travel to work and what will we be eating in a Net Zero world?

Two experts will outline the likely scenarios and take as many questions as possible from you, the audience.

  •  Emily Shuckburgh is a climate scientist, mathematician and science communicator. She is Director of Cambridge Zero, the University of Cambridge’s climate change initiative.
  •  Owen Hewlett is Chief Technical Officer at the Gold Standard Foundation responsible for key innovations in voluntary and compliance carbon markets, climate finance and corporate reporting.

Chaired by Andy Fryers,
Sustainability Director at Hay Festival.

Hay Festival is a not for profit organisation based in the world’s first booktown of Hay on Wye, a beautiful market town in the Brecon Beacons National Park with 2,000 inhabitants and 16 bookshops. Now in our 34th year, this year’s spring Festival will bring writers and readers together for a mix of intelligent debate, engaging conversation, and captivating readings online, broadcasting live from our studios in the town to the world.



Media Category: Events
Event Dates: Wednesday, June 2, 2021