Including world leading manufacturers, our partnership brings together companies, regional leaders, and a network of academic experts. We’re proud of our collaboration with industrial powerhouses of the Liverpool and Manchester City Regions, as well as Cheshire and Warrington, working closely with partners in Lancashire, Cumbria and North Wales.
Net Zero North West unites industry and communities, providing a forward-thinking/leading voice and holistic vision for industrial decarbonisation in the North West.
Our partners are committed to working together to deliver change that is not only essential in supporting the energy intensive industries that make this region thrive, but critical in reaching the UK’s net zero targets.
The region has a long history of collaboration with business, regional leaders, and academia, working together to share knowledge and best practice. That’s why we are also supported by senior members of the City Regions, Local Enterprise Partnerships, academia and regional industry bodies.
The North West is the only region which already has all the elements required to deliver a low carbon industrial cluster by 2030 – including renewables, hydrogen, carbon capture usage and storage, nuclear and smart grids.
The region boasts the largest concentration of advanced manufacturing and chemical production in the UK and is home to a large scale of energy intensive users. Traditionally strong in textiles, shipping, and engineering, we are home to leading ICT, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, and telecommunications businesses.
We have excellent air, rail, and road transport links – plus the iconic Port of Liverpool that continues to serve as a key international transport hub.
We have the industry and infrastructure to deliver alongside natural geological assets such as the Irish Sea gas fields, with the capacity for decades of emissions disposal. Not only that, the Cheshire salt caverns are perfectly positioned for hydrogen storage.
As the birthplace of modern industry, the North West is best placed to lead the UK on a journey of industrial decarbonisation and into a prosperous and truly sustainable future.