Oxford University, in partnership with the Guardian, launched the Net Zero Home School -- a week of live-streamed webinars exploring what Net Zero means and what it will take to achieve it, Monday 22 - Friday 26 June, 5:00-6:30pm BST.
On June 27th 2019, the UK became the first major economy to pass laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050. Achieving this goal will be one of the defining challenges of our time. This webinar series aims to empower Generation Net Zero with a deeper understanding of what Net Zero means, and what it will take to achieve it, both for the UK and the world.
Net Zero Home School consists of five webinars on climate science and policy for Generation Net Zero to mark the one-year anniversary of the UK's Net Zero pledge and Net Zero Emissions Law.
All sessions are recorded and made available on the Oxford Climate Society YouTube Channel
Understanding Net Zero Monday, June 22 David Frame, Victoria University Wellington & Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: “The Science of Net Zero: What Will It Take to End Our Contributions to Global Warming?” Farhana Yamin, Systemiq & International Lawyer: “The Rights (and Wrongs) of Net Zero: The Legal and Ethical Case" Pathways to Net Zero Tuesday, June 23 Steve Smith, University of Oxford: “Pathways to Net Zero for the UK” Ambuj Sagar, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi: “Transformational Change in an Emerging Economy” Nature and Land in Net Zero Wednesday, June 24 Nora Berrahmouni, FAO: “Feeding a Net-Zero World: Perspectives from the Global South” Nathalie Seddon, University of Oxford: “Biodiversity and Nature-Based Climate Solutions: More than Trees” Engineering Net Zero Thursday, June 25 Stuart Haszeldine, University of Edinburgh: “Into the Ground: Safe, Secure, and Affordable Carbon Burial” Tim Kruger, Origen Power and University of Oxford: “Out of Thin Air: Recapturing Carbon Dioxide” Achieving Net Zero Friday, June 26 Julian Allwood, University of Cambridge: “Zero Emissions with Today’s Technologies” Pauline Anaman, Africa Centre for Energy Policy, Ghana: "Net Zero for Ghana: When and How?" Myles Allen, University of Oxford: “Fossil Fuels in a Net Zero World”