Carbon Dioxide Removal/Negative Emissions

Climate Geoengineering may be required to meet a stringent temperature goal (+2C) or ambition (+1.5C) as identified in the Paris Climate Agreement. Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) and negative emission technologies (NETs) constitute the only known methods to keep global mean temperature within these bounds. This meeting will explore one of those technologies bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and the engineering, science, technology, and policy dimensions of a geoengineered solution to climate change. This meeting provides a forum for NGOs to develop ideas and positions in anticipation of growing interest and action on this topic, particularly at COP-23 next month.

Recorded: 30 October, 2017 (8am to 5pm) 

Venue:
The George Washington University, Science and Engineering Hall (LEED Gold), 
800 22nd St NW Washington, DC
 

Workshop for NGOs

Morning Session 

Introductions  (8.30-9.00am)

  • Rachael Jonassen, Director, Greenhouse Gas Management, Environmental & Energy Management Institute, The George Washington University
  • David S. Dolling, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, The George Washington University
  • Simon Nicholson, Co-Executive Director, Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, School of International Service, American University
  • Wil Burns, Co-Executive Director, Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, School of International Service, American University

Overview: The Exigencies Driving a Focus on Carbon Dioxide Removal/Negative Emissions Technologies  (9.00-10.00am)

  • Katharine J. Mach, Senior Research Scientist, Stanford University Earth System Science; Director, Stanford Environment Assessment Facility

Bioenergy and Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCs) (10.00am-12.00pm)

  • Panel Chair: Elisabeth Graffy, Arizona State University
  • Dan Sanchez, Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science  
  • Tim Searchinger, Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School, Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy Program
  • David Babson, Technology Manager, Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), U.S. Department of Energy
  • Kelly Stone, Senior Policy Analyst, ActionAid USA

Keynote

Luncheon Keynote Address (12.00-1.00pm)

  • James E. Hansen, Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions Program, Earth Institute, Columbia University, Energy, Climate and Policy: Status and Prospects

Afternoon Session 

 

The Paris Agreement and BECCS (1.00-1:30pm)

  • Wil Burns, Co-Executive Director, Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, School of International Service, American University

 CDR Simulation (1.30-2.30pm)

  • Andrew Jones, Co-Director, Climate Interactive

BREAK (2.30-2.45pm)

NGO Breakout Sessions (2.45-5.00pm)

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