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Join us for a lecture by Professor Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge.

The UK Government recently committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its economy by 2050. In this lecture, Professor Dame Julia King (Baroness Brown of Cambridge) will explain the rationale for the level and timescale of the net zero target, the estimation of costs, and the challenges for delivery.

The UK Committee on Climate Change provides independent advice to government. Professor King will discuss the approach the committee has taken to assess the need for hydrogen, look at the implications (such as the need to develop carbon capture and storage at scale), and identify the opportunities, including the combination of wind and hydrogen as a grid balancing mechanism.

She will also highlight the policy requirements and challenges in developing this new industry and delivering at scale over the next 30 years.

Professor King is an engineer, with a career spanning senior engineering and leadership roles in industry and academia. Her interests include climate change adaptation and mitigation, and the low carbon economy. Among her many roles she is deputy chair of the Committee on Climate Change and chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee, and is a crossbench member of the House of Lords. She received her damehood for services to higher education and technology.

Date: Monday 14 October 2019
Time: 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm
Venue: The Shine Dome, 15 Gordon St Acton
Cost: Free, bookings required

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Contact Information

events@science.org.au

5:30 PM October 14, 2019

Achieving Net Zero by 2050: a Public Lecture by Baroness Brown of Cambridge

Presentation from lecture at the Shine Dome on Mon 14 October 2019

Audio from lecture at ANU on Wed 16 October 2019

Join us for a lecture by Professor Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge.

The UK Government recently committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its economy by 2050. In this lecture, Professor Dame Julia King (Baroness Brown of Cambridge) will explain the rationale for the level and timescale of the net zero target, the estimation of costs, and the challenges for delivery.

The UK Committee on Climate Change provides independent advice to government. Professor King will discuss the approach the committee has taken to assess the need for hydrogen, look at the implications (such as the need to develop carbon capture and storage at scale), and identify the opportunities, including the combination of wind and hydrogen as a grid balancing mechanism.

She will also highlight the policy requirements and challenges in developing this new industry and delivering at scale over the next 30 years.

Professor King is an engineer, with a career spanning senior engineering and leadership roles in industry and academia. Her interests include climate change adaptation and mitigation, and the low carbon economy. Among her many roles she is deputy chair of the Committee on Climate Change and chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee, and is a crossbench member of the House of Lords. She received her damehood for services to higher education and technology.

Date: Monday 14 October 2019
Time: 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm
Venue: The Shine Dome, 15 Gordon St Acton
Cost: Free, bookings required

Shine Dome,15 Gordon Street Australian Capital Territory

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