34. Heleen de Coninck on the IPCC, climate tech & a just Net Zero transition
April 18, 2023
Jesse Reynolds and Pete Irvine
Dr Heleen de Coninck is a Professor of Socio-Technical Innovation and Climate Change at Eindhoven University of Technology, and Associate Professor in Innovation Studies and Sustainability at Radboud University. She is also the newly appointed deputy chair of the Dutch Scientific Climate Council. Support the show
In this episode, we discuss the four Net Zero transitions set out in the 2018 IPCC 1.5ºC report, and specifically how to facilitate a just transition. Towards the end, we debate on how much focus on geoengineering technologies is healthy.
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Introduction and background
IPCC: Is this just a timewaster for climate scientists?
The Dutch Scientific Climate Council
The four Net Zero transitions
What’s our progress on the four transitions thus far?
System change vs Climate change
Can we have both a rapid and a just transition?
Climate tech: a dangerous distraction?
Emission pathway reliance on Carbon Capture and Storage
Solar geoengineering: the only panacea?