This week, the city of Oxford played host to an international conference on “achieving net-zero”. The event follows hot on the heels of the UK becoming the first major economy to set a net-zero climate target. The conference was organised by the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford, which hosted a conference on the 1.5C warming limit in 2016. Spread across three days, the conference attracted a varied mix of around 160 science and policy researchers, energy experts and industry representatives. It was modelled loosely on the Talanoa Dialogue structure adopted at UN climate talks, addressing the questions “where are we?”, “where do we want to get to?” and “how do we get there?”. Carbon Brief was at the conference to hear all the talks and ask a range of participants on camera (see below) about their priorities for achieving net-zero.
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Andrea Leadsom: Over the years we’ve been lucky enough to play host to outstanding international events of all sorts – from the Olympic Games in 2012 to the Cricket World Cup just weeks ago. While Ben Stokes’ extraordinary super-over this summer will live long in the memory of cricket fans all over the world, none of these events will be so significant or have as far-reaching an impact as the UN climate talks we aim to host with Italy in Glasgow next year. Countries around the world already recognise us as a world-leader in tackling climate change. We’ve gone further and faster than any other G7 country in reducing our emissions and this year became the first major economy to legislate to end our contribution to climate change entirely.
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