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Decreasing CO2 in the atmosphere: solutions from technology and nature



  • Professor Stuart Haszeldine, Professor of Carbon Capture & Storage, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Pete Smith, Professor of Soils & Global Change and Science, Director of Scotland’s ClimateXChange from the University of Aberdeen
  • Jeremy Leggett, social entrepreneur, writer and rewilder
  • Kirsty Lynch, Head of Project communications, Storegga (Pale Blue Dot Energy), a supporter of Scotland’s Acorn Project

Chaired by Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Champion and Director, UK Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC), Heriot-Watt University.


Summary: This event explores the big options available for CO2 decrease, removal and storage by 2050, both as nature-based remedies, and as technology solutions. How can these both contribute and why is longevity of storage the key to balance, and to reliable offsets? 

- Part of the UK Universities COP26 Climate Innovation Showcase


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