LGC Net Zero

The LGC Net Zero Series 2023 is the premier gathering of local government professionals implementing sustainability. Join us to connect with your peers, discuss challenges you face, and observe valuable, successful case studies of Net Zero policy implementation.

Register now to secure your place and join the conversation for a greener tomorrow!

The UK Government has committed to achieving Net Zero by 2050. The realisation of this goal falls in large part to local government. Most councils in the UK have declared a climate emergency and are already experiencing the impact of climate change. However, due to their constrained budgets, they often lack the resources necessary to making their Net Zero goals a reality.

“We are on the way to climate hell,” warned UN secretary-general António Guterres at COP27. To create a sustainable future, councils must come together and pool their knowledge, build networks, and share best practice. We’re only Net Zero if we are all Net Zero.

As the voice of local government management since 1855, LGC is able to create a platform to support tackling an issue of this complexity. In 2023, we are providing a year-long cycle of events; a virtual conference, two webinars and a face-to-face meetup, providing content throughout the year.

Upcoming Events



10-11 October 2023 (AM)
£249 +VAT Public Sector

Join our annual two half day conference to discuss adaptation of net zero and mitigation of climate change. Expert speakers will come together online to debate strategic challenges and opportunities. Sessions will consider funding challenges, policy, and collaboration.

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Net Zero
Meet Up

17 October 2023
Factory Works, Birmingham | Free to Attend

Our inaugural Meet Up provides a platform for an exclusive group of likeminded local government professionals to meet, learn, and discuss key challenges in-person. Meet Up will focus on sharing successful case studies from across the UK, connecting you with the solution providers making change happen.

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Previous events

Goals & Policy Webinar

23 February 2023
Online | Free to watch on-demand

Join deputy editor of LGC, Martin George, and a gathered panel of experts exploring the cooperative possibilities within local government's remit when it comes to climate response and the policies of administrations. This event was held on 23 February and is free to watch on-demand for new registrants to the series.

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Net Zero in a cost-of-living crisis Webinar

14 June 2023
Online | Free to watch on-demand

The second webinar in this year's series tackled the cost of living crisis: what impact is this having on councils' ability to meet their net zero goals, and will there be a negative knock-on from people needing to save money? Join a panel of experts who gathered to discuss the challenges.


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Why attend?

Join our Net Zero series of events this year to learn valuable insight on the key challenges of implementation, including:

  • Delivering the renewable energy transition
  • Implementing housing retrofit
  • Achieving “modal shift”
  • Building collaboration with fellow councils, other public services, and private sector
  • Maintaining clean procurement best practices
  • Raising cultural awareness and carbon literacy among colleagues and residents
  • Addressing the green skills gap

Within the LGC Net Zero series you have the opportunity to connect with your peers, showcase your organisation, network, and collect expert intelligence to help you achieve a sustainable transition.

By registering for free for at least one event this year, we give you access to:

  • Our virtual event platform, your place to watch all the content live and on-demand
  • Hundreds of like-minded colleagues from across UK local government for you to network with
  • Innovative solutions provided by thought-leaders in the space
  • Opportunities to network with our expert speakers one-on-one
  • The ability to schedule and join meetings outside of the sessions

The series culminates in our inaugural in-person Meet Up in Birmingham, which will be case-study focused.

Sponsors & Partners

Join us as a sponsor to hear direct insight from the local government climate professionals on major challenges and what’s needed to overcome them; gain insight on what councils need to inform your future business plans.

For tailored sponsorship packages please contact Andrew Porter on 020 3953 2723 or email