Under the Paris Agreement, 197 countries have agreed to limit global warming to well below 2 °C and make efforts to limit it to 1.5 °C. and on 13 November 2021, COP26 concluded in Glasgow with all countries agreeing the Glasgow Climate Pact to keep 1.5C alive and finalise the outstanding elements of the Paris Agreement. A key part of keeping 1.5 alive will be reaching Net Zero carbon emissions, meaning that emissions are reduced as far as possible and what can't be reduced is balanced by carbon sequestration, by mid-century. But what are the scientific challenges to achieving Net Zero?
Professor Paul Monks, Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, will talk about the role of science in helping the UK (and other nations) achieve their net zero goals.
This talk is organised by the Oxford Martin School and The Agile Initiative at the Oxford Martin School