Kategorie: Video

This Is CDR EP14: The Carbon Removal Leadership Act (CRLA)

by OpenAir

In this special session of „This Is CDR“ the OpenAir Advocacy team unboxes the collective’s newest and most ambitious legislative mission to date. The Carbon Removal Leadership Act (CLRA) is soon to be introduced legislation in New York and other states that, as law, would establish a transparent, standards-based and equitable carbon dioxide removal state procurement obligation.


Can we remove carbon from the atmosphere? ‚COP Conversations‘ Series

„Many of our leading researchers have noted that alongside the need for much faster emissions reductions, we need to start pulling CO2 out of the atmosphere. But first, it’s important to understand the natural cycle of carbon – how it flows across the globe – how nature already recycles carbon atoms. And then, what that might teach us about how humans could intervene to actually remove carbon from the atmosphere. Here to guide us through that is Ros Rickaby, Chair of Geology in Oxford’s Department of Earth Sciences.“


Video: What’s Enhanced Weathering? Interview with PhD Student Veronica Furey (The Future Forest Company)

„The Future Forest Company are co-funding Veronica Furey to study her PhD, investigating enhanced weathering at the Glenaros Estate on Mull. In this video Veronica gives us a brief insight into her studies and the potential of enhanced weathering as a negative emissions technology. Enhanced weathering is a method of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through acceleration of naturally occurring rock mineralisation processes. It can lock away carbon for over 100,000 years, and is an extremely effective method of CO2 removal. The Future Forest company are conducting a pilot for enhanced weathering on the Glenaros Estate on Mull before we scale up across the UK. This will help us establish what particle size of rock we need, how long it will take it to dissolve, the effect it will have on the soil and the growth rate of trees, and the process we need to set up elsewhere. Veronica is interviewed by Flora. Flora is currently studying for her MSci in Science Communication at the University of Manchester, following her undergraduate degree in Biology. Flora’s particularly concerned with environmental issues including climate change and the effects of deforestation.“


Video: Recording: Carbon Removal and Environmental Justice: An Equitable Path to Net-negative (Carbon 180)

„Climate change is here, affecting the lives of communities across the globe. We’ve already reached an untenable degree of warming, and cutting emissions alone won’t reduce the impacts of CO2 already trapped in the atmosphere. “Carbon removal” encompasses a variety of emerging methods to clean up those legacy emissions. The question facing the climate community today is how. This discussion takes a hard look at how to deploy carbon removal, from healthy soil practices to direct air capture, that centers the needs of communities, prioritizing engagement, safety, equity, and justice. Without just policy and broader community involvement, many carbon removal projects won’t get off the ground, slowing the clean-up of legacy emissions.“


Video: How to turn emissions into products (DW Planet A)

„Some companies are trying to make a carbon difference by manufacturing products made out of pollution. But is it really helping? What’s behind the fancy technology, and how does this bode for the planet’s—and consumer’s—future? We’re destroying our environment at an alarming rate. But it doesn’t need to be this way. Our new channel Planet A explores the shift towards an eco-friendly world — and challenges our ideas about what dealing with climate change means. We look at the big and the small: What we can do and how the system needs to change. Every Friday we’ll take a truly global look at how to get us out of this mess.“


Video: Recording: ICRLP 1st Annual Conference: Research Governance for Ocean-based CDR (Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy)

„Ocean-based carbon dioxide removal (CDR) [1] is gaining interest among scientists, policymakers, and entrepreneurs as a strategy for reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations to lessen anthropogenic climate change. Nevertheless, key questions remain unanswered about ocean-based CDR technologies, including: what is their additional carbon sequestration potential? How can we measure and verify long-term carbon sequestration? How will implementation impact the human and marine environment, and are these costs worth any proven carbon sequestration benefit? We must answer these questions before we can decide whether ocean-based CDR should be implemented at the gigaton scale. Consequently, responsible research should seek to answer these questions. Nevertheless, an ad hoc and ungoverned research agenda may itself lead to adverse environmental impacts, inequitable outcomes, and undue risk to communities and the ocean, which may subsequently erode social license and generate significant public opposition to ocean-based CDR. [2] We therefore propose a governance framework for ocean-based CDR research. Our framework aims to ensure that research is conducted in a manner that advances promising methods while eliminating excessively risky or unverifiable methods; facilitates public, rightsholder, and stakeholder engagement; and requires investigation of and transparency about risks to the human and marine environment.“