Decarbonisation and recarbonisation: Understanding the net zero challenge

24feb6:00 pm7:15 pmDecarbonisation and recarbonisation: Understanding the net zero challengeFocus on recarbonising natural systems (soils, forests, bogs, etc) as well as decarbonising our industrial economy.6:00 pm - 7:15 pm OrganiserInstitute For Policy ResearchEvent TypeWebinar & Talks

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Join us for this University of Bath Institute for Policy Research (IPR) online lecture from Jonathon Porritt.

About this Event

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?


Speaker biography

Jonathon Porritt, Founder Director of Forum for the Future, has been on the front line of environmental campaigning for more than 45 years.

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.



(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm


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