Weekly talks from Oxford Net Zero put climate in the balance

11 January 2021

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The Oxford Martin School and Oxford Net Zero are hosting a series of free online talks and discussions from Monday 18th January.

The Oxford Martin School and Oxford Net Zero, the network of leading Oxford University researchers working to advance the global ‘race’ to net zero, are hosting a series of free, open access, online talks and discussions from Monday 18th January.

Held on Mondays at 1pm UK time as one-hour live-streamed talks and interactive online discussions, high-profile climate researchers will address the burning questions that need to be answered in the race to halt the climate crisis.

The first talk "Net zero – why and how?" on Monday 18th January will feature:

  • Professor Myles Allen, Professor of Geosystem Science and Coordinating Lead Author on the IPCC’s September 2018 Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C
  • Dr Stephen Smith, Executive Director of Oxford Net Zero and former co-lead on the Climate Science Team for the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  • Professor Sam Fankhauser, Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics, incoming Professor of Climate Change Economics and Policy at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment and an inaugural member of the UK Committee on Climate Change
  • Kaya Axelsson, Net Zero Policy Engagement Fellow at University of Oxford and former Vice-President at the Oxford Student Union where she helped to the University of Oxford develop its own sustainability strategy and pathway to net zero emissions

Future talks will discuss nature-based solutions to the climate crisis, net zero energy and more with further leading climate thinkers and academics.

Anyone is welcome to register for free and join the first talk on Monday 18th January at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/net-zero-when-and-how and details of the series of events, which will continue to be updated as more speakers are confirmed, is available at https://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/event-series/oxford-net-zero-climate-in-the-balance.