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09 November 2021

Aberdeenshire, Ayrshire, Borders, Dumfries & Galloway, Edinburgh & Lothians, Fife, Forth Valley, Glasgow & Clyde Valley, Highlands & Islands, Tayside, UK and International

Venue: Online Webinar

Time: 15:30 to 17:00

About this event

Time has already run out to talk about climate change. And rapid actions with immediate impact are required. There are only two options to solve the fundamental cause of the climate crisis: EITHER stop putting carbon into the atmosphere, by combusting fossil fuels and biomass for transport, heat, industry and electricity, and stop producing cement and steel and waste, and produce food sustainably. OR balance every tonne of carbon emissions with the same, or more carbon storage - which has to last for 10,000 years.

This event will explore the big options available for CO2 decrease, removal and storage by 2050, both as nature-based remedies, and as technology solutions. How can these both contribute and why is longevity of storage the key to balance, and to reliable offsets? 

Panel Members

  • Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Heriot-Watt University -Chair- Champion and Director, UK Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC)
  • Professor Stuart Haszeldine, University of Edinburgh, SCCS Director and Professor of Carbon Capture & Storage
  • Professor Pete Smith, University of Aberdeen, Professor of Soils & Global Change
  • Jeremy Leggett, NbS developer and rewilding two Scottish Estates
  • Kirsty Lynch, Pale Blue Dot Energy Limited, Scotland’s Acorn project

This event is part of the UK Universities COP26 Climate Innovation Showcase.