COMMUNITY leaders are joining academics from Oxford University to discuss reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming.

Record-breaking heatwaves, Extinction Rebellion protests and the burning of the Amazon rainforest are just a few of this summer’s climate change-related headlines.

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The Achieving Net Zero conference, which started yesterday and finishes tomorrow, aims to close gaps in the scientific evidence and explore policy options to address these crucial questions.

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The conference at Wadham College in Parks Road brings together leading academics with policymakers, civic leaders and business leaders.

Speakers include Tom Hayes, Oxford City Council’s Cabinet Member for a Zero Carbon Oxford and Barbara Hammond MBE, the CEO of the Low Carbon Hub.

Prof Myles Allen, Prof of Geosystem Science at Oxford University, said: “’Oxford is leading the way, both in climate change science and in local mitigation and adaptation.

“This conference happens at a critical juncture for international action on global warming, and is an unparalleled opportunity to draw together recommendations that can be used both in the UK and around the world.”