Six months before the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) starts in Glasgow, Climate Exp0 aims to bring together and present the latest thinking and most relevant research so that policy makers, academics, students, and members of the public can come together, collaborate, share, and discuss climate change science and policies.
In this regard, Climate Exp0 should be seen as preparation for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). The virtual conference lasts five days, is free and open to all. Each day of the conference has its own thematic focus.
On Wednesday, May 19, when Prof. Walter Leitner, Director of the Department of Molecular Catalysis at MPI CEC, will also participate in the conference, participants will focus on the topic of mitigation solutions. The "Mitigation Solutions"-day will explore how technological innovations are creating a wealth of opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions quickly, affordably and effectively.
Prof. Leitner will be a speaker in the session 'Carbon dioxide utilisation: Policy insights from the cutting edge', chaired by Katy Armstrong (University of Sheffield and CO2 Chem). Together with Peter Styring (University of Sheffield), Andrea Ramirez (TU Delft) and Colin Hills (University of Greenwich), Walter Leitner will discuss results from a Royal Society of Chemistry event.
In April 2021, the RSC hosted a 3-day symposium on Carbon Dioxide Utilization (CDU) that featured international speakers and top researchers.
This session will summarize the results of this event and highlight key conclusions relevant to a policy and multidisciplinary scientific audience.
Prof. Leitner will focus in particular on the petrochemical value chain, taking a global perspective. Leitner will focus on the challenges and opportunities of Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) and Power-2-X technologies and would like to clarify to what extent the de-carbonization of the power sector enables the de-fossilization of the other sectors.