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March

Tom Hale, Aoife Brophy and Steve Smith in conversation: "The race to zero: action by cities, business and investors"

15th March 2021: 1:00pm   Live Stream
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Net zero targets are proliferating across the world, covering not only countries but also business, investors, cities, states and provinces, universities, and many others.

Series: Oxford net zero: climate in the balance

"Leopards, mountains and politics" with Mohammad Farhadinia

10th March 2021: 5:00pm   Live Stream
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Although its broad geographical range and charismatic appeal make the leopard one of the most potent mammalian ambassador species, it is experiencing a greater range loss than most other large terrestrial carnivores.

Radhika Khosla, Kaya Axelsson, Nicole Yazon & Steve Smith in Conversation: "Net Zero for Local Communities"

8th March 2021: 1:00pm   Live Stream
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Local communities have an important role to play in the net zero transition, developing new models of collective living to both mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Series: Oxford net zero: climate in the balance

February

"The stymieing effect of unresolved ethical issues on the conservation of biodiversity" with Prof John Vucetich

24th February 2021: 5:00pm   Live Stream
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The conservation of biodiversity is usefully understood to be the maintenance of ecosystem health and restoration of endangered species.

Henry Shue, Javier Lezaun, Thom Wetzer, Lavanya Rajamani and Steve Smith in Conversation: "Climate justice & achieving Net Zero"

22nd February 2021: 1:00pm   Live Stream
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This discussion in the Oxford Net Zero Series, hosted by the Oxford Martin School, turns the spotlight on the climate justice aspects of the research programme on Net Zero.

Series: Oxford net zero: climate in the balance

Tim Kruger & Dr Steve Smith in conversation: "Beyond zero: the role of negative emissions"

15th February 2021: 1:00pm   Live Stream
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Putting the “net” in net zero, nearly all scenarios for climate stabilisation involve not only the reduction of emissions, but also the removal of carbon dioxide from the air.

Series: Oxford net zero: climate in the balance

Prof Cameron Hepburn, Sugandha Srivastav and Dr Steve Smith in conversation: "Sensitive intervention points for Net Zero"

8th February 2021: 1:00pm   Live Stream
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Achieving net zero emissions involves an economic transformation on a scale comparable to the Victorian era, when the foundations of the infrastructure used in the United Kingdom today were put in place.

Series: Oxford net zero: climate in the balance

Prof Nick Eyre and Dr Steve Smith in conversation: "Zero carbon energy systems"

1st February 2021: 1:00pm   Live Stream
Online

The combustion of fossil fuels is responsible for the most greenhouse gas emissions, particularly in industrialised countries.

Series: Oxford net zero: climate in the balance