Global Alliance of Universities on Climate

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The mission of the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate is to advance climate change solutions through research, education, and public outreach, and to partner with industry,

The Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC) is delighted to invite nominations for presentations at a special virtual event on ‘Pathways to net zero emissions and carbon/climate neutrality’, to be held on 29 and 30 June 2021.

This invitation is for the attention of all researchers and academics at Oxford, which is a member of the GAUC.

The event is being co-hosted by Tsinghua University, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford and Imperial College London in the run-up to the COP26 United Nations climate change summit, which is due to be held in Glasgow in November 2021.

The event will consist of recorded presentations that will be available to the audience from 21 June, and two live discussion sessions between 12:00 and 14:00 British Summer Time on 29 and 30 June. The event will also include a special policy-maker session between 11:00 and 12:00 on 29 June.

The programme committee is keen to receive nominations from each of the 15 member institutions of the GAUC for presentations on research and analysis on pathways to net zero emissions and carbon/climate neutrality. We particularly encourage presentations on the so-called ‘hard to abate’ sectors (such as steel, cement, aviation, shipping, etc) and key technologies, such as storage. The presentations should explicitly address the policy implications of the research and analysis. Each presentation will need to be no more than 15 minutes in length, and recorded in English language.

The live discussion session will feature panels of the presenters who will participate in facilitated discussions in English about the implications of the work described in their presentations.

This event will be aimed at a large international audience of policy-makers and researchers, and registration is free.

Each potential presenter can self-nominate. Nominations should consist of:

Title of presentation
Name of presenter and institution
Name(s) of other contributors and institution(s)
Abstract of no more than 300 words
Keywords (up to five)
Nominations should be sent via email to Bob Ward, the event coordinator, at, no later than 16:00 British Summer Time on Friday 23 April.

Presenters will be informed of the selection decisions by the programme committee on Tuesday 4 May, and recorded presentations will need to be submitted by 24 May.

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