Negative emissions technologies: a necessary step or a false hope?

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Committee Room 4

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All pathways that limit global warming to 1.5C with limited or no overshoot project the use of CDR [Carbon Dioxide Removal]. – IPCC Oct 2018

The IPCC report suggests that the future of the world is dependent on a technological solution that does not yet exist. This implies negative emissions technologies must form a part of any climate policy. Additionally once developed this technology could have global use. Yet this crucial topic is often under-discussed, as it does not fit neatly into the conversations on emissions reductions.

The expert panel will cover:
What are negative emissions technologies?
How reliant can we be on these technologies?
How important are these technologies for tackling climate change?
What role can and should the UK play in developing negative emissions technology?


The event will feature 3 short talks by prominent speakers in the field followed by a Q&A.
Please stay around after the panel for discussion and networking from 6:30-7:00pm.


SPEAKERS

Charlotte Morgan
Chair of the government’s Carbon Capture Use and Storage (CCUS) Cost Taskforce.
Partner at Linklaters in the Global Energy & Infrastructure Group.

Dr David Reiner
University of Cambridge Senior Lecturer in Technology Policy at Judge Business School and Assistant Director of the Energy Policy Research Group.
David has advised government, industry and NGOs on carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) and environmental policy and is part of a new project on negative emissions.
https://www.cfse.cam.ac.uk/directory/david_reiner

Dr Naomi Vaughan
Senior Lecturer in Climate Change at the University of East Anglia.
Principal Investigator of the NERC-funded Feasibility of Afforestation and Biomass Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage for Greenhouse Gas Removal consortium project.
https://tyndall.ac.uk/people/naomi-vaughan


CHAIR

Lord Martin Rees
The Astronomer Royal, Co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge and former President of the Royal Society.


ORGANISERS

This event has been co-organised by the:
All Party Parliamentary Group on Future Generations: https://www.appgfuturegenerations.com
All Party Parliamentary Group on Climate Change: https://www.policyconnect.org.uk/appccg



Event image: NASA modeling of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere.

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