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Net Zero

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 The race to zero: action by cities, business and investors Net zero targets are proliferating across the world, covering not only countries but also business, investors, cities, states and provinces, universities, and many others. But are these targets credible? And how can we ensure they lead to change? Tom Hale, Aoife Brophy 24 May 2021
2 Beyond zero: the role of negative emissions What are the different ways to remove carbon dioxide from air? How much potential do they have, and how can we scale them up? Perhaps most importantly, will negative emissions be a vital addition to action on emissions or a costly distraction? Tim Kruger, Steve Smith 18 Mar 2021
3 Zero carbon energy systems Join Nick Eyre and Steve Smith for a discussion on a renewable energy, energy efficiency and carbon emissions. Nick Eyre, Steve Smith 04 Mar 2021
4 Net zero – why and how? The first discussion in the Oxford Net Zero Series, hosted by the Oxford Martin School, hones in on the fundamental motivation of the research programme: ‘Why net zero? Myles Allen, Kaya Axelsson, Sam Fankhauser, Steve Smith 01 Mar 2021
5 Climate change: do individual actions matter? Is there still potential for actions on an individual level to shape the future of the planet? Peter Millican, Susan Jebb, Tina Fawcett, Tristram Walsh 28 Oct 2019
6 How do you build a greener country? What does the current infrastructure in the UK look like, and how far is it from where we need to be to meet our international commitments? Peter Millican, Cameron Hepburn, April Burt, Alison Smith 28 Oct 2019
7 Twelve years to climate disaster? The IPCC’s 2018 Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C broke into the public consciousness through media reporting that we only had twelve years to limit climate change catastrophe.   Peter Millican, James Painter, Myles Allen, Helen Johnson 28 Oct 2019