Do we need the fossil fuel industry to help in the transition towards net zero?

To meet our Paris Agreement pledges we need to be carbon neutral (or net zero) as soon as possible. The government has recently adopted a net zero target of 2050 for the UK, as recommended by the Committee on Climate Change. But how will we reach this target? And do we need the fossil fuel sector to assist in this transition?

A panel of leading experts will debate these questions, exploring what role advisory bodies, government, science, finance and the fossil fuel industry, among others, have to play in our transition to alternative sources of energy.

Panellists include:

  • The Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Julia King, deputy-chair of the UK's Committee on Climate Change
  • Dr Marcus Richards, Executive Advisor at Boston Consulting Group LLP, experienced oil and gas industry
  • Professor Sonia Seneviratne, ETH Zurich, IPCC SR15 Lead Author

Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

This event is part of Newcastle University's INSIGHTS public lectures programme.

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