Net Zero Festival: Negative emissions - capturing the opportunity

BusinessGreen staff
clock • 1 min read

VIDEO: Dr Steve Smith from Oxford University's Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment chats to James Murray about the challenges and potential of negative emissions technologies

Carbon reduction strategies are no longer enough - the world needs to start actively removing CO2 from the atmosphere if it is to avoid the worst effects of climate change.

As such, it is now increasingly recognised that negative emissions technologies will play a vital role in helping the world reach net zero. But what are these technologies, how can the UK take a global leadership role in deploying these vital solutions, and how can businesses benefit from them?

Leading expert on negative emissions technologies Dr Steve Smith - executive director for Oxford Net Zero and CO2RE at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment - sat down for a discussion with BusinessGreen's editor in chief James Murray to try and shine a light on the many forms, benefits and challenges associated with such systems.

Their conversation at the recent Net Zero Festival can be watched again in full above.

All of the panel debates, keynote speeches, and presentations from the Net Zero Festival - which took place over three days from 29 September 2021 featuring hundreds of top speakers from business, politics and academia - are now available to watch again on demand by signing up for free on the Net Zero Festival website.

Drax is a partner of the Net Zero Festival.

More on Technology

Water tech catches a wave

Water tech catches a wave

"Water is only going to get more important - Water change is climate change"

Heather Clancy, GreenBiz.com
clock 27 January 2023 • 3 min read
Credit: iStock

Could just three policy levers trigger a global cascade of climate action?

Researchers pin point how action on EVs, plant-based proteins, and green ammonia could drive a net zero ripple effect across the wider economy

Michael Holder
clock 20 January 2023 • 9 min read
British 'sharing app' OLIO is working to change that by actively helping companies to become 'zero food waste' businesses / Credit: OLIO

10 European firms every sustainability professional should know

From smart sockets to solar fabric, these businesses and innovations could be great additions to your sustainability toolkit

Peter Havers, GreenBiz.com
clock 20 January 2023 • 8 min read