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Decarbonisation and the role of technology: how technology can help achieve carbon net-zero

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Resilience First, in partnership with Intel, have published a whitepaper on ‘Decarbonisation and the role of technology’. The whitepaper, published 22 June, outlines how technology and innovation can be harnessed to cut greenhouse-gas emissions and accelerate the path to net-zero by 2050. It shows that urbanisation, aviation, rail, manufacturing and defence can counter the threats posed by climate change through resilience and sustainability best practice. These industries face significant challenges to reducing their emissions but are well-positioned to pursue and incorporate technological development. The paper includes contributions from experts at the Ministry of Defence, Intel, LSE, Make UK, Arup, Ernst & Young, among others, and follows on from a webinar series hosted by Resilience First and Intel that explored the same topics. It shows how technology can help with decarbonisation in four key areas: adaptation, renewables, energy efficiency, and carbon removal. It proposes that innovation is not only key in major industry sectors like manufacturing and aviation but also defence and the urban environment. Its key recommendations include: - Investment in innovation to drive technologies that accelerate carbon-emission reductions. - Investment in job upskilling and employment transition. - Increased cross-silo working in order to deploy faster, more resilient and more universal technological solutions. This session will bring together experts from a range of sectors to discuss the role of technology and decarbonization, based on the key findings and recommendations of the whitepaper. https://www.resiliencefirst.org/sites/default/files/2021-06/Decarbonisation-and-the-role-of-techology_Whitepaper_June2021_final.pdf