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Our Future Planet: Global Greenhouse Gas Removal

Hear leading scientists and environmental journalists explore the many aspects of carbon capture, including reforestation and rewilding as well as a range of industrial methods.

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As well as reducing our CO2 emissions, capturing carbon from the atmosphere could be another way to limit climate change. We discussed whether this approach offers a solution to the unfolding climate crisis or if it simply offers a false sense of security.  

Speakers included:

  • Dr Emily Shuckburgh: Director of Cambridge Zero at the University of Cambridge

  • Professor Gideon Henderson: Chief Scientific Advisor at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

  • Professor Nilay Shah: Head of Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College 

  • Dr Jennifer Wilcox – Acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, US Department of Energy and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Energy Policy, University of Pennsylvania

  • Ritula Shah (Chair) – Journalist and news presenter on BBC Radio, and the main presenter of The World Tonight on BBC Radio 4

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