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CCLS: Which net zero are we heading for & What should we be asking for beyond emission cuts?

7:30pm-9:30pm on Friday 26 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 27th March. For events on or after 28th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Net zero, at its simplest, means balancing some amount of positive greenhouse gas emissions with negative emissions, or removals.  This could mean that emissions are reduced to nearly zero.  Or it could mean that fossil fuels are "decarbonized" through industrial processes, and a cleaner version of the fossil fuel industry continues into the future, paired with a corresponding industry in sucking up billions of tons of carbon and storing it permanently.  Net Zero is an ambiguous goal: it may be a temporary state on the way towards a fossil-free future, or it may be a permanent condition where fossil fuels continue forever.  Which version of net zero will we choose?  How will we know which net zero future we are heading for?  Is it possible for the fossil fuel industry to be transformed into a carbon removal industry?  This event will offer an overview of possible net zero futures, describe some of the key methods of removing carbon from the atmosphere, and discuss the prospects for an implementation of carbon removal that’s compatible with social and environmental justice. At the same time, it will explore what climate activists should be asking for beyond emission cuts. 

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Age: Adults
Timing: Live Stream
Theme: Society, Environment, Explore, Health
Image copyright: Cambridge Zero

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