This year’s Royal Academy of Engineering East Midlands Regional Public Lecture is being hosted by The University of Nottingham.
The lecture, hosted by the Academy’s Vice President, Dr Steve Denton and East Midlands Lead Fellow Professor Trevor Benson, will take place at the University of Nottingham’s Great Hall, Trent Building.
This year’s East Midlands lecture is being given by Professor Dame Julia King, The Baroness Brown of Cambridge DBE FREng FRS FMedSci, on the topic of ‘Delivering Net Zero: so much to do, so little time‘.
In this talk, Baroness Brown will assess the current situation and look at the challenges ahead to meet the UK’s Net Zero target, including the dramatic changes to our energy system that will be needed to decarbonise our lives and the economy.
The world is now almost 1.2 degrees Celsius warmer than in pre-industrial times. The Paris Agreement includes the ambition to keep global temperature rise as close to 1.5 degrees Celsius as possible by the end of the century.
But reports tell us that the climate is changing faster, and the extremes are more extreme than had been predicted. Urgent action is required if we are to have a chance of delivering the goals of the Paris Agreement.
The lecture will assess the current situation and look at the challenges ahead to decarbonise and meet the UK’s Net Zero commitments
This is a free event open to staff, students and the public.
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