The world needs to stop emitting carbon: it needs to get to ‘net zero’. The arguments are about how, and by when – but they’re fierce. Environmental groups say we need to get there as quickly as possible and if we have to completely rethink our lifestyles to do it, so be it. Most governments and big businesses agree on the target, but they’re cautious: how do our economies survive? How does society hold together if we try to de-carbonise overnight? In this series Tortoise – in partnership with BP – talks to campaigners, businesses, academics and members of the public about the most important question of our time.
Can we invent our way to Net Zero?
Getting to Net Zero will involve changes to how we live and how we use energy. What role can innovation and creativity play?
More energy/less carbon: dream or reality?
Our energy needs are rising but we're committed to a Net Zero carbon future. How do we square the circle?
We have to get to net zero soon. The question is how.
“The world is on an unsustainable path… We have to rethink how this all works… We have to change or we won’t exist in 20 to 30 years.”