We founded the Tech Zero taskforce alongside Tech Nation and some of the UK's most exciting tech companies. We’re aiming for 1,000 companies to sign up to the Tech Zero commitments by COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference being hosted in Glasgow this year. After interest from countries around the world, we’re excited that Tech Zero will expand globally, encouraging companies worldwide to build a climate action plan. Tech Zero has potential to be the world’s biggest group of tech companies committed to climate action.
The Race to Zero is a global campaign led by the UN’s High-Level Climate Champions for Climate Action. It aims to rally leadership across businesses, cities, regions and investors for a healthy, resilient, zero-carbon recovery. All partners are committed to the same overarching goal: halving emissions by 2030 and achieving net zero emissions as soon as possible. There’s a rigorous process to become a partner, so we’re really pleased to be part of the race.
Being a partner means that when companies make the Tech Zero commitments, they’ll join the Race to Zero too. They’ll need to publish a climate action plan with ambitious interim goals within a year of joining Tech Zero, and update us on their progress every year.
We’re creating a Tech Zero internship
The Tech Zero taskforce is also creating a world-first opportunity for young people to learn skills to secure a green tech career with the Tech Zero internship, which will launch this summer. Interns will spend time at the UK's most exciting tech companies, working on net zero and sustainability projects. We’ll share more information soon.
We’re proud to be part of a community committed to climate action
The UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, welcomed the news.
“Bulb are leading the way in the renewables revolution. Not only are they creating hundreds of green highly skilled jobs, they’re also spearheading the industry-wide Tech Zero Taskforce and championing the next generation of green tech experts through their new internship programme. “It was fantastic to visit their eco-friendly HQ today, on the first anniversary of the government’s Plan for Jobs, to meet the young people starting green careers thanks to the Government’s £2 billion Kickstart scheme.”
We’re working hard to bring affordable renewable energy to people around the world. And through the Tech Zero taskforce, we want to help businesses around the world build a climate action plan too.