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‘Fossil Fuel Phase Out and Climate Futures: Bringing Together Policy and Science’ Conference

April 21, 2023 @ 5:30 pm BST

Can we survive the future without reducing our reliance on fossil fuels? Is a fossil fuel free society even attainable? Can we wait for technology to solve the problem or do we need social change now?

These are just a few of the questions that will be explored at our upcoming conference, “Fossil Fuel Phase Out and Climate Futures: Bringing Together Policy and Science”, hosted at Northeastern University London (Devon House) on Friday 21 April 2023.

This interactive one day event will bring together scholars and practitioners from diverse fields – including climate policy experts, climate justice advocates and scholars from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. It will feature two keynote speakers, short talks and a couple of panel discussions focusing on: (1) international cooperation for global fossil fuel phase out and (2) the potential for social innovation versus technological innovation.

Tackling the significant challenges of this time in human history requires innovative ways of considering energy production, transportation, and heating, while also reimagining the social, political and economic structures that continue to disincentivize fossil fuel phase out. It is crucial now more than ever to foster transdisciplinary conversations integrating science and policy to promote cooperation, coordination and collaboration for transformative social change.

Join us in-person or virtually to expand your knowledge, exchange ideas, and be part of the critical dialogue towards a sustainable, low-carbon and just future. For a detailed look at our conference programme and list of speakers, please click here. To register for the conference, please fill out the form below.

For more information please contact the conference organizers – Sabina Crowe, Faculty of Economics (sabina.crowe@nulondon.ac.uk) and James Kneller, Faculty of Natural Science and Engineering (james.kneller@nulondon.ac.uk).


April 21, 2023
5:30 pm BST