Sustainable Futures Energy Forum
Sustainable Futures Energy Forum

Sustainable Futures Energy Forum

The UK's climate response and transition to a low-carbon economy must be informed by inclusive and meaningful engagement.

Our new major Sustainable Futures Energy Forum, in partnership with Ofgem (the energy regulator for Great Britain), will develop an online Forum to help support a wider range of currently underrepresented voices and interests to shape decision-making in the UK energy sector, with a focus on energy policymaking, regulation, and companies. The project aims to help ensure an inclusive and fair transition to reaching net-zero carbon emissions in the UK (i.e. reaching a point where carbon emissions produced and removed from the atmosphere are balanced). 

The Forum will bring together younger people, people already experiencing the impacts of climate change, and people from a wide variety of backgrounds currently underrepresented in energy decision-making. The Forum will investigate some of the key issues in the energy sector. The issues explored will be led by the questions or topics members would like to cover and the climate or energy issues that they are urgently facing. The discussions, conclusions, and recommendations from the Forum will feed into policy and regulatory decision-making, influence the development of new energy products and services, and shape the UK's decarbonisation plan. It is crucial that this plan meets the needs of communities, as well as future generations, in ways that are fair and sustainable.  

This project builds on the Together for a Fair Climate Future programme, our UK-focussed public outreach programme in the run-up to COP26. This Forum aims to put some of the programme's high-level recommendations into practice. Read the recommendations in our virtual book.    

Sustainability First will be starting to develop the Sustainable Futures Energy Forum in early 2022. If you would like to find out more information about the project and sign up for updates as it develops, please register below. 

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