Addressing climate change: innovation needs for 2⁰C

When: 
17 June 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Venue: 
Lecture Room 230, Old Main Building (K15)
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Addressing climate change: innovation needs for 2⁰C

How can we avoid dangerous levels of climate change?

There is broad consensus that the mean temperature rise caused by anthropogenic greenhouse emissions must be kept below 2 ⁰C from pre-industrial levels to avoid dangerous levels of climate change. Good progress has been made in reducing emissions associated with electrical power production, and the Paris Climate Change Agreement has been a political breakthrough. However, we are not making enough progress in other sectors, such as construction materials, heat and transport. Analysis from the Energy Transitions Commission indicates that new technologies will be required for these hard-to-abate sectors.

UNSW's Knowledge Exchange team are delighted to host Dr Robert Trezona, an investor in clean technology start-ups and a member of the Energy Technology Commission. In this talk he will detail these innovation needs and the potential for directed research to create new technologies that could be scaled via entrepreneurial companies.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session and networking.

This event is free to attend for UNSW staff and students, policymakers, industry, consultants, NGOs and the general public. 

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