The Net Zero Systems Tool
Adam Mackenzie-Jones | Wednesday 24th April 12:00-13:00 )via Zoom)
The complex challenge of achieving Net Zero emissions requires collaborative efforts across all government departments. To help decision makers better understand and navigate the intricate landscape of Net Zero, the Net Zero Systems team in DESNZ collaborated with several other government departments, including DfT, Defra, Cabinet Office, and DLUHC, to design and create the Net Zero Systems Tool (NZST), an innovative interactive visualisation tool using systems approaches. The NZST is helping decision makers to understand and navigate the interconnected nature of this landscape, enabling identification of opportunities, and driving further collaboration across government. It complements other tools and models that are used by policy professionals and analysts alike.
Adam Mackenzie-Jones, is a member of our President's Medal 2023 winning team. He is a Operational Research Analyst and heads up the Net Zero Systems team in the Net Zero Strategy Directorate in the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero. He has previously worked at Dstl and the Home Office and most recently led the strategic forecasting team in DfT where he was also part-seconded to the Systems Unit in the Cabinet Office for a short period. Adam helped to set-up the cross-government Systems Thinking Interest Group (STIG) with the aims of promoting systems thinking and increasing awareness, building systems thinking capability and creating a network of practitioners sharing best practice. This group has now grown to over 750 members and is going strong. Adam continues to work with the STIG and Go-Science to develop cross-government guidance on bringing systems thinking into government work.