Decarb science! But how?

Time

09:30 - 12:00

Venue

Restaurant Zum Äusseren Stand
Zeughausgasse 17, Bern

Boston, Copenhagen, Kyoto: science is global and scientists are jetting around the world. Like the rest of society, science should lower its carbon emissions to net zero emissions in the next 30-50 years, in order to halt global warming below +2 degrees Celsius. Scientists and scientific institutions need to act now. Yet, how is it best to achieve decarbonisation? Is global science with only very few flights possible? Are there any tradeoffs for the scientific competitiveness? Join us to explore this issue.

Carbon Footprint Science
Image: Hansjakob Fehr, 1kilo / Horizonte SNF

Programme

9:30 Welcome, Marcel Tanner

9:35 FOCUS FLIGHTS: How the ETH is tackling its GHG flight emissions
Ulrich Weidmann, Vice President for Human Resources and Infrastructure ETH Zurich

9:55 FOCUS CAMPUS: EPFL toward carboneutrality
Philippe Vollichard, Sustainability officer EPFL

10:15 FOCUS ENERGY: CERN makes its accelerators more climate-friendly
Serge Claudet, CERN energy coordinator for the Technology sector and member of the CERN Energy Management Panel

10:40 Panel discussion with the climate scientist Martine Rebetez (ProClim, WSL, University of Neuchatel) and the youth advocates for sustainable development and climate action Marie-Claire Graf, studying political, environmental and computer sciences at the University of Zurich, and Jan Zumoberhaus, studying human geography at the University of Freiburg

Moderator: Nicola Forster, President of the think tank foraus (Forum for Foreign Policy) and of the Foundation Science et Cité

Categories

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Languages: English