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Professor Sir David King will discuss Climate Repair

When Feb 14, 2019
from 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where Winstanley Lecture Hall, Trinity College
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Speaker: Professor Sir David King

"Time is no longer on our side. What we continue to do, what we do that is new, and what we plan to do over the next 10 to 12 years will determine the future of humanity for the next 10,000." 

Sir David King, the UK Government's former Chief Scientific Advisor, has called for a high carbon price to be implemented globally. He calls on the UK Government to increase ambition for a net-zero emissions policy by 2045 and to start to repair the climate system.  He warns that time is no longer on our side and that policy and business action is critical in averting the severe climate threats facing humanity in the near future. We need deep and rapid emissions reductions, but there's too much CO2 in the atmosphere today so let's move beyond decarbonisation by researching and funding technologies to remove CO2 from the atmosphere.  King will discuss his plans for a "Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge", to act as a global research and development hub to realise this goal.

Professor Sir David was the Foreign & Commonwealth Office's Special Representative for Climate Change from 2013 until 2017. Previously he was UK Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Government Office of Science from October 2000 to 31 December 2007. In that time, he raised the profile of the need for governments worldwide to act on climate change and was instrumental in creating the new £1bn Energy Technologies Institute. 

Free wine, soft drinks and vegan food will be provided - with a great opportunity for networking after the talk.

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