Burges Salmon hosts latest roundtable in 'Road to Net Zero' series

The firm brought together sector leaders to discuss vertical farming in the sixth instalment in its virtual Net Zero roundtable series

05 May 2021

On Tuesday 4 May, independent UK law firm Burges Salmon hosted the latest virtual roundtable in its ‘Road to Net Zero’ series which brought together sector leaders and key stakeholders to discuss the shifts needed in order for vertical and innovative methods of farming to be scaled in a sustainable way.  

The roundtable marked the sixth in the series launched by the firm to address the challenges and opportunities of achieving the government’s Net Zero 2050 target.

Burges Salmon welcomed Innovate UK’s innovation lead, Chris Dank, as the session’s keynote speaker, with 15 other key organisations such as Climate Change Committee (CCC), Simply Blue, NatWest and Gravis also joining the virtual event.

Ross Fairley, Burges Salmon partner and chair of Net Zero Services, facilitated the roundtable which saw attendees exploring and discussing considerations relating to scalability, funding, procurement and supply chains, R&D and location.

Ross says: “Once again, it was a privilege to be joined by so many prominent industry figures at our latest Net Zero virtual roundtable to discuss vertical and innovative methods of farming and review some of the potential market opportunities and challenges.

“The sectors in which Burges Salmon has particular expertise – such as transport, energy, land use, food production and built environment – will be key in shaping the move to Net Zero, putting the firm in a strong position to understand the implications of changing policy and regulation. We have embarked on this series of workshops and roundtables to bring sector leaders together and facilitate the necessary joined-up thinking.”

With thanks to all who attended: Innovate UK, Committee on Climate Change (CCC), Foresight Group, Pale Green Dot, Gresham House, LettUs Grow, NatWest, Bidwells, Waitrose, Beeswax Dyson Farming, Simply Blue, P3P, Gravis, Eider Investors, Cambridge Consultants, Perfectly Fresh.

Key contact

Ross Fairley

Ross Fairley Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Head of Renewable Energy
  • Environment

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