24th February 2021
Online: Decarbonisation & Recarbonisation
Price: £FREE - booking required
Decarbonisation and recarbonisation: Understanding the net zero challenge
Securing a stable climate for the future of humankind depends as much on recarbonising natural systems (soils, forests, bogs, etc) as it does on decarbonising our industrial economy.
So why do we still hear so little about the recarbonisation agenda? Why will COP26 in Glasgow next year be dominated by decarbonisation narratives, with Nature-Based Solutions coming in a poor second?
Join us for this University of Bath Institute for Policy Research (IPR) online lecture from Jonathon Porritt.
He’s been a member of the Green Party throughout that time, and has worked tirelessly to promote the solutions to today’s converging environmental crises – as Director of Friends of the Earth in the 1980s; Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, the UK’s leading sustainability charity; Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission (2000-2009); President of Population Matters and The Conservation Volunteers; and Chancellor of Keele University.
His work as author and broadcaster has had a huge impact over the years. His latest book, Hope in Hell, a powerful ‘call to action’ on the Climate Emergency, was published in June 2020.
Organiser of Decarbonisation and recarbonisation: Understanding the net zero challenge
The University of Bath Institute for Policy Research (IPR) is a leading institute of public policy research in the UK. We aim to further the public good through research into issues of significant relevance to policy debate and decision-making, build links with the worlds of policy and practice, and increase public understanding of policy research through our public events and publications. We deliver activities for policymakers, researchers and practitioners to enable dual learning and original contributions to both research and practice.
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