Balancing the climate equation: How to remove carbon from the atmosphere

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Thursday 16 November

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Balancing the climate equation

    Credit: Schmidt via Nasa


Standard £16


Concession £10


Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

There's a lot of focus on limiting the amount of greenhouse gas that we add to the air, but could we look at the other side of the equation and start to subtract? Join leading UK climate scientists as they discuss how forests, soils and mines can be used to trap greenhouse gases.

About the speakers

Phil Williamson is the Science Coordinator for the Natural Environment Research Council's (NERC) Greenhouse Gas Removal programme.

Phil Renforth is a lecturer in the school of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Cardiff University. His research is focused on using geochemical engineering to sequester carbon.

Jo House is a Reader in Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Bristol. Her science specialism is in land and climate interactions, including emissions of carbon dioxide from land use change (e.g. deforestation), climate mitigation potential from the land (e.g. afforestation, bioenergy), and implications of science for policy.

Naomi Vaughan is a lecturer in Climate Change in the School of Environmental Science at the University of East Anglia. She is interested in the different ways global society can respond to the changing climate over a centennial timescale


The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery.

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