The UNFCCC Conference in Paris reached agreement to hold global warming to “well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels”, meaning that global net greenhouse gas emission must be reduced to zero before 2100. The implications of the Paris Agreement goals, and the magnitude of achieving them while maintaining energy security, are not yet at all widely understood. This meeting will bring together scientists, engineers, social science experts and policy-makers to discuss the need for decarbonisation of the UK energy supply, the technology and policy options for achieving this, the consequences of doing so, and incentives that may be necessary.
Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page within a month after this meeting has taken place. The schedule of talks and speaker biographies is available below.
This event is the inaugural Royal Society Science+ meeting. Science+ meetings bring together pure science and a ‘+’ element. The additional ‘+’ element is formed from areas which build on, or function alongside science, for example, policy or public health.
Enquiries: Contact the Scientific Programmes team.