COP26 Innovation Showcase: Decreasing CO2 in the atmosphere: solutions from technology and nature

9th November  2021

15:30 – 17:00

Part of the UK Universities COP26 Climate Innovation Showcase, this event will explore the big options available for CO2 decrease, removal and storage by 2050, both as nature-based remedies, and as technology solutions. How can these both contribute and why is longevity of storage the key to balance, and to reliable offsets?

Chaired by Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Champion and Director, UK Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC), Heriot-Watt University, the event will feature:

  • Professor Stuart Haszeldine, Professor of Carbon Capture & Storage, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Pete Smith, Professor of Soils & Global Change and Science, Director of Scotland’s ClimateXChange from the University of Aberdeen
  • Jeremy Leggett, social entrepreneur, writer and rewilder
  • Kirsty Lynch, Head of Project communications, Storegga (Pale Blue Dot Energy), a supporter of Scotland’s Acorn Project

Join this debate, in person, to explore two very different paths towards achieving Net Zero – nature or technology.