They examined the future landscape for engineering and different approaches and skills engineers will need in the future to reach net-zero by 2050.
Elspeth welcomed guests, saying that this was an exciting and innovative topic that she looked forward to exploring.
Nilay discussed changes in energy as we transition to renewable energy, explaining that it’s not as simple as stopping burning fossil fuels and beginning on renewables, otherwise we would face disruptions.
Ed talked about the types of technology we use to understand how we use cities and how to make better, more sustainable cities in the future.
Sally discussed the Sofology model, where people rent furniture, they need rather than buying them, so they can be reused and more sustainable, suggesting that the model can be replicated for other parts of people’s homes.
Panellists agreed that net-zero could be achieved by 2050 if there was a holistic approach to sustainability within cities.