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Net Zero and the Role of Science, Innovation and Collaboration: Professor Paul Monks, Chief Scientific Adviser for BEIS
Net Zero provides a challenge which is pervasive through the whole of the UK economy as fossil fuels are used as an energy source in numerous applications. Professor Paul Monks will explore this complex challenge that provides opportunities for the UK to be a global leader in net zero technologies utilising our science and research base to grow our economy and level up the regions. The magnitude of the challenge also requires the agreement and collaboration with other nations through engagement at COP26 and other initiatives such as Mission Innovation.

Oct 4, 2021 04:00 PM in London

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Professor Paul Monks
Chief Scientific Adviser @Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Paul Monks is Chief Scientific Adviser of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Prior to joining the department, he was Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of College of Science and Engineering at the University of Leicester, where he remains a Professor in Atmospheric Chemistry and Earth Observation Science. His research experience covers the broad areas of air quality, atmospheric composition and climate change that has provided a platform for translation into diverse areas including forensic science, CBRN, microbiology and food safety, natural resource management and breathomics (breath analysis as a medical diagnostic). Paul was the Chair for 10 years of the Defra Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) and Deputy-Chair of the Defra Science Advisory Council, alongside roles in the UKRI-NERC advice structures.