Be a part of the UK Pavilion

In the future . . .

how will we live?

Rachel Skinner, President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) (2020/21) outlines a brand new initiative “The Carbon Project” launched in July 2020 which highlights the role that the sector can play to achieve net zero emissions.

Rachel chaired the panel session 'A safe operating space for humanity (what does Net Zero look like to me?) at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Events at a glance

Our programme of activity looked at how we can provide core infrastructure and a sustainable quality of life to citizens and what it might feel like to live here in the future.  


Topics covered include:

  • Achieving net zero emissions and clean growth  

  • Designing resilient infrastructure for the future ; 

  • How we will connect, design, consume and generate power in cities of the future  

  • Smart cities  

Global questions our programme explored include:  

  • Will we have enough resources to live in 2050?  

  • How can we balance our insatiable need for natural resources with our net zero ambitions?  

  • Can a circular economy help us to sustain a quality of life in the future?  

  • How can we achieve net zero admissions through smart cities and natural climate solutions?  

  • How will we tackle waste in the future?  

DMu showcase

14 - 16 January 2022
This exhibition was open for the public to explore and featured models and images from the De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) RIBA student prize-winning designs focused on sustainable living.  

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17 - 18 January 2022

Panel sessions brought together thought leaders and industry icons to explore how our future lives will be affected by different energies and resources.

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Explore our stimulating insights from inspirational leaders from the creative industries to engage with investors, academia, media and thought leaders in the sector. 

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Hear from to a selection of high-profile sector commentators and influencers discussing how the different technologies will increase the quality of our lives, and how UK creativity can develop solutions to global problems.

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