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An article marking the approach of COP 26 published in Raconteur explores the topic of sustainable infrastructure and features comment by CSIC Director Dr Jennifer Schooling as well as Sir John Armitt, Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission, Jim Hall, Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks at the University of Oxford, who delivered this year’s CSIC Distinguished Lecture, and author and environmental campaigner George Monbiot.

Nothing we’re currently doing is green enough; the scale of ambition is not big enough. We are living in the middle of a climate crisis, but we’re not doing enough about it. It’s time to stop moving the deckchairs around on the ship and to see the iceberg dead ahead. This crisis will be solved only by major concerted action globally. Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director CSIC

Acknowledging the challenge of infrastructure as one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, the article, titled 'How sustainable is the UK infrastructure programme?' and part of a Raconteur special report in association with The Times, sets out the criticality of decarbonising energy, heating and transport to secure a low-carbon future and net-zero emissions and highlights the role of carbon capture and storage technology to achieve net zero.

Dr Schooling stresses the importance of infrastructure built with as close to zero carbon emissions as possible: “Nothing we’re currently doing is green enough; the scale of ambition is not big enough. We are living in the middle of a climate crisis, but we’re not doing enough about it. It’s time to stop moving the deckchairs around on the ship and to see the iceberg dead ahead. This crisis will be solved only by major concerted action globally.”

Read the full article at raconteur.net

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