Stuart Jenkins is the Oxford Net Zero Research Fellow on Net Zero for the Fossil Fuel Sector. Stuart’s background includes research on the remaining carbon budget, quantifying non-CO2 contributions to recent and future climate change, and the design of novel GHG metrics for the comparison of various pollutants in terms of their physical characteristics.
More recently Stuart has developed the Carbon Takeback Obligation, a supply-side mitigation policy which requires extractors and importers of fossil fuels to recapture and store a progressively increasing fraction of the CO2 embedded within their products. He is studying how this policy could be implemented in national, regional and global climate policy. “We consider the CTBO acting as a backstop policy, requiring 100% of produced CO2 to be recaptured and geologically stored by mid-century, and creating a long-sighted investment environment where geological carbon storage capacity can grow to required levels before it is required”. Learn more about the CTBO policy here: carbontakeback.org. He is currently completing a PhD in the Dept. of Physics, having finished a Masters in Physics there in 2018.