Five years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015, countries are now asked to come forward this year with long-term low-carbon strategies. This has resulted in a wave of net-zero emissions targets by both countries and companies. This event will facilitate discussion on net-zero emission targets, focusing on both science behind setting such targets and their implementation in real-world settings. We also aim to help participants build a network across disciplines and practitioners working on net-zero emission targets.
The event will start with talks on the science behind net-zero targets, followed by an interactive panel discussion that bridges from science to policy.
Part 1: Science Talks
Dr Joeri Rogelj - Towards high-quality net-zero targets
Dr Rachael Treharne - Cold truths: What does a warmer Arctic mean for carbon budgets consistent with the Paris Agreement?
Dr Andreas Geiges -Implications of current net-zero targets for long-term emissions pathways and warming levels
Dr Carl-Friedrich Schleussner -Greenhouse gas metrics for net-zero targets in science and policy?
Part 2: Panel discussion - Implementation of net-zero targets in real-world settings
Each panellist will provide a short introduction and talk about their experience with the implementation of the net-zero emissions in a real-world setting, followed by interactive Q&A from the audience.
Prof. Sally Benson (Stanford University, USA)
Prof. Mark Jaccard (SFU, Canada)
Prof. Céline Guivarch (CIRED, Ecole des Ponts, France)
Prof. Piers Forster (Priestley Centre/CCCUK, United Kingdom)
Questions will be taken live during the Zoom event.
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