From 30 September – 2 October 2020, an online ‘Net Zero Festival’ will be showcasing a range of ‘solutions’ to the climate emergency. But the phrase ‘net zero’ has opened a door to a host of false solutions that will set us back in the fight for climate justice.
Among other speakers, the Net Zero Festival will give a platform to companies including Shell, Drax and Heathrow Airport.
from tackling the climate crisis, many of these companies have a
history of serious human rights abuses and nature destruction. Others
promote false solutions such as ‘net-zero aviation’ that are simply a
smokescreen for further land grabs and deforestation.
allow net-zero to be a doorway to further corporate control of the
climate. If we collectively learn about these false solutions and the
damage they cause to people and planet, we can challenge them together.
webinar series aims to give a brief overview of some of the false
solutions being promoted under the banner of ‘net zero’. This first
webinar will focus on Bioenergy, a specific type of
geoengineering known as Bioenergy, Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS),
Nature-Based Solutions and Net-Zero Aviation.
- Kirtana Chandrasekaran, Friends of the Earth International
- Almuth Ernsting, Biofuelwatch
- Coraina de la Plaza, Global Forest Coalition
- Magdalena Heuwieser, Stay Grounded
The webinar will last 90 minutes, with 15 minutes for each topic and 30 minutes for Q&A. Do
come along if you are interested in learning more about false solutions
and the dangers they pose to the fight for climate justice. A recording
will be made available so if you can no longer attend, don’t worry!
Co-organised by UK Youth Climate Coalition & Biofuelwatch.