Source: British Parliament News (Video)
Watch LIVE on Saturday 2nd May ~ The Climate Assembly UK will bring together people from all walks to life to discuss how the UK can reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. https://www.climateassembly.uk
At the second online weekend, the assembly will hear presentations on different ways of removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and arguments about the extent to which the UK should or should not rely on these technologies in order to reach the net zero by 2050 target.
Just two instalments of the UK’s Climate Assembly remain as the members move towards completing the work commissioned by six parliamentary committees; to recommend how the UK can meet its legally binding target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This weekend the Assembly will consider the different ways of removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
A number of speakers will address the assembly, and then the assembly members will have an opportunity to question them in groups. Some of the speakers are informants (they explain the range of views or options that exist on the topic) and some were advocates (they present their personal opinion, or the opinion of the organisation they work for.) Read more about how the speakers were selected here.
Agenda ~ Saturday 2nd May
11:30 – Introduction to weekend
11:35 – Panel on removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere
– Professor Rebecca Willis, University of Lancaster and one of the Assembly’s Expert Leads, introduction to the panel
– Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the UK Committee on Climate Change and CA Expert Lead (informant)
– Dr Douglas Parr, Policy Director at Greenpeace (advocate)
– Bill Spence, Independent. (advocate)
12:30 Close of morning session