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COP24 - United Nations Climate Change Conference

The Royal Society is running two panel discussions at the COP24 UK Pavilion, Katowice, on Thursday 6 December 2018.

11:30 - 13:00 Greenhouse Gas Removal – Prospects for negative emissions technologies

To meet the ambition of Paris we will need substantial greenhouse gas removal alongside emissions reduction. The UK Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering, in partnership with the US National Academies of Science, will discuss what we know, barriers to readiness, how we might meet climate targets, and what greenhouse gas removal would mean for the planet and society.

13:00 - 14:30 Decarbonising the Global Energy System: UK Perspectives

Decarbonising certain energy sectors (marine transport, aviation, heat) will be extremely hard. It will involve greater electrification and will require long-term energy storage in support of large-scale deployment of renewable generation. This session will look at possible globally applicable solutions, including the production and use of ‘green’ hydrogen and ammonia.


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