Please be aware that this event will be affected by the recent COVID restrictions in Victoria – please check the status of the event with the event organisers.
This event will continue as planned but will now be live-streamed only.
The dramatic shift in mainstream climate policy in support of a zero-emissions target is widely welcomed. But are we at grave risk of missing our intended outcome by attaching highly dangerous timeframes to this critical goal?
The evidence is clear: any further emissions released from now will only jeopardise the ability to address the existential threat of climate change. Current emissions will have ongoing impacts, and temperatures will continue to rise even if all future emissions were prevented today.
The two most critical actions for long-term climate repair are 1. Prevent any further emissions, and 2. Large-scale removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
What are the leading tech disruptions and key innovations that could accelerate the transition to zero within the decade? What elements could make up an effective global drawdown program at the monumental scale and speed required?
Saul Griffith – Founder and Chief Scientist, Rewiring America
Heidi Lee – CEO, Beyond Zero Emissions
Justin Borevitz – Professor of Plant Energy Biology, ANU
Moderated by Natasha Mitchell – ABC Radio Presenter and Journalist