Webinar Series

The Assessing Carbon Removal webinar series will bring together experts to examine particular carbon removal technologies. Institute staff and guest speakers will explain and contextualize what we know about carbon removal options, as well as the research necessary to thoroughly assess the technical, legal, and social considerations of carbon removal technologies as a potential element of a climate response portfolio.

Latest Webinar

Below is the most recent webinar in this series.

Emerging CDR Opportunities in US Legislation

1 hour

The Law of Enhanced Weathering for Carbon Dioxide Removal, by Romany Webb, provides a comprehensive analysis of legal issues associated with the performance of enhanced weathering on land and in the oceans. As the paper explains, there are currently no international or U.S. laws dealing specifically with enhanced weathering, but projects could be subject to various existing general environmental and other laws. The paper surveys potentially applicable existing laws and identifies areas where new laws could be adopted, or existing ones revised, to reduce uncertainty and facilitate the development of enhanced weathering projects,

Past Webinars

Below is a full archive of ICRLP webinars.

The Law of Enhanced Weathering in Carbon Dioxide Removal

1 hour

The Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy presents a discussion with Romany Webb, Senior Fellow at the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, on her new paper "The Law of Enhanced Weathering for Carbon Dioxide Removal." Brief Paper Summary: "The Law of Enhanced Weathering for Carbon Dioxide Removal, by Romany Webb, provides a comprehensive analysis of legal issues associated with the performance of enhanced weathering on land and in the oceans. As the paper explains, there are currently no international or U.S. laws dealing specifically with enhanced weathering, but projects could be subject to various existing general environmental and other laws. The paper surveys potentially applicable existing laws and identifies areas where new laws could be adopted, or existing ones revised, to reduce uncertainty and facilitate the development of enhanced weathering projects." Discussion will be moderated by Wil Burns, Co-Director of the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy.

Biochar: An ICRLP Explainer Video

1 hour

The Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy presents a webinar on biochar: what it is, how it's made, and its role in carbon removal. The speakers also discuss biochar's co-benefits and side effects. Some other topics addressed include: biochar in carbon finance, the persistence of biochar, and biochar's effects on soil and other greenhouse gases.

Research

Equity and Justice in Carbon Removal

1 hour

In this webinar, Ugbaad Kosar, Carbon 180; Augustine Njamnshi, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance; and Arunabha Ghosh, Council on Energy, Environment, and Water discuss equity and justice issues relating to carbon dioxide removal options and ways to address them. Wil Burns, Co-Director of the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy, moderates. This webinar is part of a series exploring different aspects of carbon removal.

Research

Agroforestry

1 hour

The Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy presents a webinar on corporate climate commitments and carbon removal. With many companies like Apple and Microsoft recently announcing net-zero (or net negative) commitments, now is the time to ask how carbon removal fits into these commitments. This webinar will explore how corporate commitments are likely to affect the development and deployment of carbon removal and how realistic these plans really are.

Enhanced Oil Recovery

1 hour

In this webinar Nils Markusson, Duncan McLaren, and Rebecca Willis of Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University UK present results from a project called “Assessing the Mitigation Deterrence effects of Greenhouse Gas Removal technologies”. Mitigation deterrence (MD) is where the pursuit of (for example) greenhouse gas removal (GGR) delays or deters other mitigation options. The project is aimed at analyzing such effects and explores under what conditions Greenhouse Gas Removal technologies can be used with as little risk of mitigation deterrence as possible. The link to the project this webinar is based on is: http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/amdeg/

Direct Air Capture

1 hour

In this webinar, Wil Burns, Co-Director of the Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy; Phil Renforth, Heriot Watt University; David Keller, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research; and Gregory Dipple, University of British Columbia discuss the ins and outs of Enhanced Mineral Weathering. This webinar is part of a series explaining various carbon removal approaches.

Governance of Marine Geoengineering

1 hour

In this webinar, Matthew Nisbet, Northeastern University, Angela Anderson, Union of Concerned Scientists, Jan Mazurek, ClimateWorks, and Hunter Cutting, Climate Nexus look at the challenges associated with communicating about the need for and options associated with carbon removal. This webinar is moderated by Simon Nicholson, co-director of the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy. This webinar comes on the heels of ICRLP's report, "The Carbon Removal Debate" that looks at how it is that carbon removal has suddenly appeared on the climate policy agenda, why the entire field needs additional scrutiny, and how to build a better carbon removal conversation.

The Brazilian Amazon Fires: What do they mean for climate

1 hour

Can healthy soils help the world tackle climate change? Soil holds three times the amount of carbon dioxide currently in the atmosphere. And, methods of soil carbon sequestration are already in widespread use. But, how do we build the capacity to decide what kind and how much of a particular soil carbon removal effort is appropriate in any particular context? During this webinar, experts of soil carbon sequestration provide a scientific overview of this form of carbon removal as well as examine its benefits, risks, and uncertainties.

NAS Negative Emissions Reports

1 hour

This webinar examines the treatment of carbon removal in the IPCC's special report, "Global Warming of 1.5C." What does the report say about the potential need for carbon removal? What does the report say about risks or reservations when it comes to carbon removal? What does the report say about the governance of carbon removal? How does the report classify carbon removal? 

What We Know and Don't Know about Negative Emissions

1 hour

This webinar is an introduction to carbon dioxide removal as part of the portfolio of options for addressing climate change. What are carbon removal technologies? What role do they play in the portfolio of responses to climate change? What are the risks? How might we manage these technologies in ways that are beneficial? What might the future hold?