The challenge of decarbonisation is the protagonist of the next Retina event: reducing, against the clock, carbon emissions and generating a more sustainable economy to guarantee the survival of the human species on Earth at least for a few more generations. Amid so much dystopian mood and so much catastrophe, it is about imagining, at least for once, a desirable future. In this event, the director of Retina, Jaime García Cantero, will chat with different interviewees who will give us views from different angles of the matter.
Jorge Morales, director of Próxima Energía, will explain how to increase the use of renewable energies and how to ensure that, since energy production costs fall, energy prices also fall, with the consequent relief of citizens. The researcher at the Institute of Catalysis and Petroleochemistry of the CSIC, María Retuerto, will talk about green hydrogen as a necessary energy vector to accelerate the long-awaited reduction in fossil fuels and the need to finance scientific projects in this direction, as they already are. making the expected European funds.
And the entrepreneur Amaia Rodríguez Sola, CEO and co-founder of Gravity Wave, will tell us about her inspiring project in which she cleans the Mediterranean Sea of plastics with the help of traditional fishing infrastructure. With the salvaged plastics they make other products such as furniture or decorative objects. An example of Circular Economy, which consists in the conceptualization of waste as a new raw material, and which is essential in an economy that is more friendly to human life.
Issue date: November 25 at 10 a.m.