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Connaught Global Challenge Symposium on CO2 Solutions to Climate Change
May 9, 2017 - May 10, 2017$50
The concentration of CO2 in our atmosphere has now risen from 290 ppm, recorded at the beginning of the industrial revolution, to 405 ppm today. We are now confronted with the problem of how best to curb this increase and meet the demanding CO2 reduction targets of the 2015 Paris agreement. To rise to this global challenge, one of the strategies proposed, which forms the centerpiece of this symposium, focuses attention on different ways of utilizing CO2 as a chemical feedstock for making chemicals, materials and fuels. The “CO2 Chemistry Solutions to Climate Change” symposium will bring together the world’s leaders in scientific research and economic solutions to turn this vision of a CO2 economy into a reality.
Join the Solar Fuels Cluster at the University of Toronto on May 9-10, 2017 at the beautiful downtown University of Toronto campus to be a part of the discussions!
**The U of T Solar Fuels Cluster is an interdisciplinary research team devoted to developing scalable, cost effective materials solutions towards using CO2 as a chemical feedstock for valuable products. Leveraging the expertise of some of Canada’s leading chemists, engineers, and material scientists, we hope to initiate a paradigm-shifting zero-emission CO2 economy. Having recently been awarded the prestigious $1M Connaught Global Challenge Award, our dynamic team is well positioned to be at the leading edge of CO2-to-fuel technology development in the coming years.**