Achieving net zero will require multi-faceted, multidisciplinary approach: Flanagan


In an opinion piece for the Calgary Herald, University of Alberta President Bill Flanagan asserts that the university can play a key role in helping the Government of Alberta achieve its goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050. Flanagan highlights the need for collaboration between government, industry, and academia; the development and refinement of new technologies; and major investments in research and infrastructure. “There is no magic bullet,” he writes. “We need a multi-faceted and multidisciplinary approach.” Flanagan additionally comments on the ways in which UAlberta can contribute to achieving net zero, including through its ongoing work pertaining to carbon capture, utilization, and storage projects; critical minerals research; and its new major research project entitled “Canadian Net Zero Energy Solutions.”

Calgary Herald