As the UK prepares to host the next UN climate summit, a wave of businesses, cities and countries are pledging to bring their emissions down to net zero. Oxford scientists were among the first to show that net zero is needed to end global warming. Now, the new Oxford Net Zero initiative is bringing together leading academics from across the University to focus on how it can be achieved.
This series of discussions will showcase the diversity of net zero research at Oxford, and point to the burning questions that need to be answered in the race to halt the climate crisis.
You can catch up with all the videos in the series here
In this series:
18 January 2021
Prof Myles Allen, Kaya Axelsson, Prof Sam Fankhauser & Dr Steve Smith in conversation: "Net zero – why and how?"
25 January 2021
Prof Nathalie Seddon, Dr Cécile Girardin & Dr Steve Smith in conversation: "Value and limits of working with nature to address climate change"
01 February 2021
Prof Nick Eyre and Dr Steve Smith in conversation: "Zero carbon energy systems"
08 February 2021
Prof Cameron Hepburn, Sugandha Srivastav and Dr Steve Smith in conversation: "Sensitive intervention points for Net Zero"
15 February 2021
Tim Kruger & Dr Steve Smith in conversation: "Beyond zero: the role of negative emissions"
22 February 2021
Henry Shue, Javier Lezaun, Thom Wetzer, Lavanya Rajamani and Steve Smith in Conversation: "Climate justice & achieving Net Zero"
01 March 2021
Mike Kendall, Joe Cartwright, Tom Kettlety and Steve Smith in conversation: "Between a rock and a wet place: putting carbon back into geological storage"
08 March 2021
Radhika Khosla, Kaya Axelsson, Nicole Yazon & Steve Smith in Conversation: "Net Zero for Local Communities"
15 March 2021
Tom Hale, Aoife Brophy and Steve Smith in conversation: "The race to zero: action by cities, business and investors"
22 March 2021
Ros Rickaby, Sophie Gill, Roxana Shafiee and Myles Allen in conversation: "CO2 solutions: ocean carbon storage options"