Online event: Bioenergy and Carbon Capture with Storage (BECCS) and its Potential Implications for Human Rights

4 pm CEST on 24 June 2022

This lecture will outline how application of a human rights-based approach (HRBA) could provide a mechanism to reconcile the objectives of ameliorating potential climatic impacts with negative emissions while protecting the human rights of potentially affected individuals and groups. It will also briefly suggest how to operationalize this approach within the Paris Agreement framework, developing an HRBA schema that could be utilized to scrutinize proposals for carbon dioxide removal research and/or deployment.

Lecturer: Dr. Wil Burns; Professor Environmental Policy & Culture Program, Northwestern University