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Real Solutions or Expensive Distractions?: Proving or Disproving Ocean-based Carbon Dioxide Removal in the Next 5 Years

Brad Ack, Ocean Visions
Romany Webb, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Antonius Gagern, Carbon to Sea Initiative
Peter De Menocal, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Sara Nawaz, Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy
Sarah Kapnick, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Event by: Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and Ocean Visions
Format
In-person
Duration
3 hours
Language
English

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
The Meeting Hall, New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th Street
Public event

New York, NY, NY 10036
United States

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The IPCC has made clear that carbon dioxide removal (CDR) is needed, alongside deep emissions cuts, to avoid catastrophic climate change. The world needs very large amounts of CDR, and still does not have enough options to get it. There is growing interest in ocean-based CDR techniques, but key questions remain about how effective they are in drawing carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and durably storing it, as well as their environmental effects and safety.

This session will provide an overview of what we know, and don't yet know, about ocean-based CDR and what we need to do to get actionable information. We will discuss the need for in-ocean research, including controlled field trials, to test different ocean CDR techniques. The social, ethical, and governance considerations associated with in-ocean research will also be explored.

9:00-9:30 AM Registration (light refreshments served)

9:30-11:00 AM Program

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Networking

*Registration required*