Scaling Carbon Dioxide Removal: Limitations and Potential

The recent Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has underscored the urgency to expand the use of carbon sinks to avoid the most drastic effects of climate change. The IPCC report estimates that carbon dioxide removal (CDR) solutions will be necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and limit warming to 1.5 degrees C—with little to no overshoot—by the end of the century. However, the current pace of development of CDR solutions is still lagging to meet global climate goals.

In this webinar, experts will discuss the potential role of nature-based and technological CDR solutions in future comprehensive decarbonization strategies, overcoming barriers for large-scale deployment of CDR, and how environmental justice can be embedded in CDR frameworks.

CDR in mitigation pathways to 1.5 degrees C

Dr. Joeri Rogelj
Director of Research, Grantham Institute, Imperial College London

Lead Author for the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment

CDR solutions and pathways for large-scale deployment

Lori Guetre
Vice President of Business Development, Carbon Engineering, Ltd.
Peter Ellis
Global Director of Climate Science, The Nature Conservancy
Elizabeth Willmott
Carbon Program Director, Microsoft Corporation

Potential effects of CDR on carbon cycles

Dr. Charles Koven
Earth System Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Lead Author for the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment

Public perception of CDR and environmental justice as part of the CDR agenda

Dr. Sallie Greenberg
Principal Scientist – Energy & Minerals, Illinois State Geological Survey
Janet Peace
Chief of Advisory Services, Bluesource LLC
Dr. Rudra Kapila
Senior Policy Advisor for Carbon Management, Third Way


Mahmoud Abouelnaga
Solutions Fellow, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions