Net Zero: Coping With Scoping

Tue 23 Jan 2024 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Future Leap Clifton, BS8 2AP

Join us as we dive deep into the heart of sustainability with a strategic conversation aimed at empowering businesses to navigate the complexities of achieving Net Zero.

This event is kindly sponsored by Buro Happold

Discover the ins and outs of Net Zero strategies tailored for businesses as well as how the outcomes of COP28 impact UK and global progress on Net Zero.

Join us to learn:

  • An overview of COP28, UK and global progress on Net Zero
  • An overview of scope 3
  • What is scope 3 under the GHG protocol
  • How this impacts your business
  • The need-to-know, measurement and reduction of embodied carbon

Connect with like-minded professionals, cultivate new collaborations, and lay the foundation for a successful and sustainable year.

This event is free to Future Leap members and coworkers, and open to everyone.



8am – 8:20am – Breakfast and Networking

8:20am – 8:30am – Welcome and Housekeeping

8:30am – 8:45am – Tom Batten, Head of Consultancy, Future Leap – “An overview of Scope 3”

8:45am – 9am – Tom Finn, Carbon and Supply Chain (Scope 3) Lead, University West of England – “COP28, UK and global progress on Net Zero”

9am – 9:15am – Natasha Watson, Embodied Carbon Lead – UK Structures, Buro Happold – “How can we cut Embodied Carbon in the first place?”

9:15am – 9:45am – Q&A

9:45am – 9:50am – 60 Second Positivity Pitches 

9:50am – 9:55am – Close

9:55am – 10:30am – Optional Further Networking

Our Sponsor and Speaker – Natasha Watson, Embodied Carbon Lead – UK Structures, Buro Happold  

After completing her doctorate in low impact building materials in 2016, Natasha Watson has become one of the experts leading the development of knowledge on the embodied impacts of construction materials within the construction industry as well as on Buro Happold projects. Natasha’s goal is to develop and deliver Buro Happold’s advisory and consultancy service in the area of Embodied Carbon over and above our own dedication to reducing embodied carbon as a company and is delighted to be sharing her expertise and insights at the Future Leap Net Zero: coping with scoping event.

Natasha’s talk summary:

Alongside setting our goals and understanding what to measure for Scope 3, we need to actively reduce the carbon emissions we create.  Operational carbon emissions per kWh of energy we use is on a downward trend typically because of increased renewables and increasingly efficient systems.  This means that focusing on embodied carbon will have a more significant impact on reducing our emissions.  Natasha will give a quick introduction into what embodied carbon is as well as key rules of thumb for how to reduce it on your building projects.

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