At the second online weekend, the assembly heard 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.
Climate Assembly UK's 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. At the second online weekend the Assembly considered different ways of removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
A number of speakers addressed the assembly, and then the assembly members had an opportunity to question them in groups. Some of the speakers were informants (they explained 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.
Saturday 2nd May
Introduction to weekend
Panel on removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere livestream
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)
Close of morning session
Q&A with speakers in groups (13:00-14:15 / 14:30-15:45 / 16:00-17:15)
Sunday 3rd May
Small group discussions, followed by voting