Workshop on Carbon Emissions at Future Facilities

Ken Bloom (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Mike Headley (SDSTA - SURF), Veronique Boisvert (Royal Holloway, University of London)

The future of particle physics must be contemplated in its broader global context.  That includes the established fact of human-driven climate change through the release of carbon into the atmosphere.  We can anticipate that in the future, any major infrastructure project will have to be evaluated not just on its construction costs and societal impact, but also on its carbon footprint.  Possible future facilities for particle physics are no exception.

The Snowmass Community Engagement Frontier Topical Group on Societal and Environmental impacts is charged with developing recommendations on how to improve our field’s impact on the environment.  We are holding a Workshop on Carbon Emissions at Future Facilities to learn about the field’s current understanding of the carbon impact of the construction of HEP accelerator facilities and detectors, and of subsequent experimental operations, and to set directions for further studies.  We invite Snowmass participants to join us in learning how we can contribute to this area, with the goal of establishing a better understanding of the issues and developing recommendations and best practices for the field in a contributed Snowmass paper.

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Topic: Snowmass CEF07 Workshop on Carbon Emissions at Future Facilities
Time: Nov 9, 2021 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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