Net zero for local communities | University of Oxford

Net zero for local communities

Speaker
Dr Radhika Khosla, Kata Axelsson, Nicole Yazon, Dr Steve Smith
Event date
Event time
13:00 - 14:00
Venue
Oxford Martin School - Online Event
Online
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

Local communities have an important role to play in the net zero transition, developing new models of collective living to both mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Cities in particular represent 70% of the world's emissions and are expected to grow to 68% of the global population by 2050. This discussion in the Oxford Net Zero Series, hosted by the Oxford Martin School, will explore what it means for local communities to set out on a pathway to net zero.

Kaya Axelsson, Dr Radhika Khosla, Nicole Yukon and Dr Steve Smith will discuss what is required to instigate community-wide shifts to low carbon lifestyles as well as the community stakeholder processes needed to drive action from the bottom up and ensure that some are not left behind in the net zero transition. At a high level, we will review local communities’ challenges in measuring and reporting emissions data and opportunities to standardise data aggregation systems to better understand the collective mitigation potential of urban net zero transitions.

Register to watch this talk live here.

The talk will also be streamed via YouTube here, but please note you will not be able to take part in the interactive Q&A session unless you join the talk on CrowdCast.