Summary for policymakers series of webinars

6 October 2021 12:00 - 27 October 2021 13:00


Introduction
Summary for policymakers series of webinars
Taking a cue from the IPCC’s Summary for Policymakers reports, these online panels will highlight the main findings, and their implications for climate and energy policy, from the RSC’s recent scientific meetings. Speakers will present brief summaries rather than extensive presentations to enable time for discussion and questions from the audience.
 
Faraday Discussion: CDU / CCUS 06 October 2021 12:00 - 13:00
The RSC recently held a 3-day symposium on Carbon Dioxide Utilisation (CDU) drawing together international speakers at the forefront of research on this climate mitigation field. CDU is a set of technologies with the potential to connect with many sectors of the economy and, unlike carbon capture and storage, has global relevance as it is not reliant on favourable geology and existing hydrocarbon infrastructure. This panel event will summarise progress on using waste CO2 to make some of the most important materials for modern society; polymers and plastics, chemical intermediates, fuels and cement.
Chair: Katy Armstrong, Unilever
Speakers: Prof Colin Hills, University of Greenwich; Prof Andrea Ramirez, TUDelft; Prof Rudiger Eichel, Forschungszentrum Jülich


Faraday Discussion: MOFs for energy and the environment 14 October 2021 12:00 - 13:00
The RSC recently held a 3-day symposium metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) drawing together international speakers at the forefront of research in this field. The area of MOFs and related materials is arguably one of the hottest interdisciplinary subjects spanning chemistry, materials science, physics and engineering. A primary reason for this major interest is the chemical and structural flexibility of these materials for established (hydrogen storage, water purification, catalysis) and novel applications (carbon capture, nuclear energy, desalination and surface coatings). This panel event will summarise and discuss the event, drawing out the headline conclusions relevant to a policy and multidisciplinary scientific audience. Speakers will present brief summaries rather than extensive presentations to enable time for discussion and questions.
Chair: Prof Martin Schroder, University of Manchester
Speakers: Prof Omar Yaghi, University of California; Dr Sihai Yang, University of Manchester; Prof Stuart James, Queen's University Belfast; Prof Mike Zaworotko, University of Limerick; Prof Natalia B. Shustova, University of South Carolina

Solar Fuels and Chemicals 20 October 2021 14:00 - 15:00

Solar fuels and chemicals store energy from sunlight in chemical bonds using abundant resources such as water and carbon dioxide. The products can be used directly as fuels or the building blocks of other useful chemicals. This year the RSC hosted the International Solar Fuels conference in partnership with the University of Grenoble and Uppsala University, and the UK Solar Fuels Network held its 9th Symposium. This panel of experts will summarise the advances in this area sharing academic and industrial perspectives and international expertise.
Chair: Alexander Cowan, University of Liverpool
Speakers: Gerald Meyer, University of North Carolina; Ted Sargent, University of Toronto; Junwang Tang, Unversity College London; Hannah Johnson; Toyota Motor Europe

 
MC15 27 October 12:00 - 13:00
The Royal Society of Chemistry hosted the 15th International conference on materials chemistry (MC15) in July 2021, a key meeting in the materials calendar for two decades. It's the flagship event for the RSC Materials Chemistry Division and hosts some of the leading materials researchers from around the world. This panel event will summarise and discuss the findings, drawing out the headline conclusions relevant to a policy and multidisciplinary scientific audience. Speakers will present brief summaries rather than extensive presentations to enable time for discussion and questions. Underlying the panel discussion will be an emphasis on sustainability in chemistry throughout the materials lifecycle. with a view to influence discussions at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland.
Chair: Prof Serena Cussen, University of Sheffield 
 

 
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