Chair, Mission Zero Coalition
As the former Energy Minister who signed the UK’s Net Zero by 2025 into law in 2019, The Rt Hon Chris Skidmore MP has been at the forefront of developing net zero policy and strategy.
He chaired the Independent Review of Net Zero, commissioned by the UK Government. ‘Mission Zero’, a 340-page report containing 129 recommendations was launched on 13 January 2023, receiving a welcome reception both among business, industry and NGOs.
Chris has been the MP for Kingswood since 2010. He has served in five government departments between 2015 and 2020 including as Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation twice between 2018 and 2020.
In 2019, he was appointed Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, attending Cabinet, during which time he signed the UK’s commitment to Net Zero by 2050 into law, and helped secure the UK Presidency of COP26.
He is currently Chair of the All-Party Group on the Environment and is also a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.