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King’s to host NRC director in two-part series on reaching net-zero by 2050

What role does chemistry have in reaching net-zero by 2050? Join The King’s University as they host Dr. Phil De Luna, a Director of the National Research Council, in two free online lectures on the role of chemistry in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and working toward a more sustainable future.

The Industrial Revolution that lifted billions of people out of poverty and led to increased productivity and wealth has also led to increased carbon dioxide emissions, which in turn is changing our climate. To avoid the worst of climate change, the world needs to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 and this is where chemistry comes in. There are new clean technologies powered by chemistry that will help Canada decarbonize our economy and accelerate discovery to get there faster.

“King’s is offering an opportunity to the public to hear from one of Canada’s emerging science rock stars about how new technologies based on chemistry are poised to make significant contributions to removing carbon dioxide from the air, thus helping meet global goals to limit atmospheric warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels,” King’s Chemistry Professor Dr. Peter Mahaffy says.

Dr. Phil De Luna is currently leading a seven-year, $57 million collaborative R&D program to develop disruptive technologies to decarbonize Canada.

What role does chemistry have in reaching net-zero by 2050? 

Public Lecture
Thursday, February 3
6:30 – 8:00 pm MST
Zoom link

Materials for clean fuels: Enabling sustainability through materials innovation

Technical Lecture
Friday, February 4
6:30 – 8:00 pm MST
Zoom link

Sponsored by the 75th and 91st CSC Conference Funds, CIC Edmonton local section, and the King' University.



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