Beyond Carbon Neutral Seminar Series: Carbon Removal - Moving from Theory to Practice Today

Thursday, March 29, 2018
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3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Henderson Room, 911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Speaker: Noah Deich, Center for Carbon Removal

Location: Henderson Room at the Michigan League​

Abstract: While carbon removal (i.e. negative emissions) is widely regarded by academics as critical for meeting aggressive climate goals, it is often described in theoretical terms and viewed as a problem for future generations to tackle. However, a growing community of leaders has already begun to pioneer the development and deployment of carbon removal solutions, understanding that solutions offer significant value now, and that they will take decades to reach meaningful scale to reduce climate change.  This seminar reviews the emerging initiatives and promising opportunities for carbon removal today across sectors of the economy (including land- and technology-based approaches) and types of institutions (including government, business, NGO, and research).

Bio: Noah Deich is the Executive Director of the Center for Carbon Removal, a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the development of carbon removal solutions, and is a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley's Energy and Climate Institute. Prior to founding the Center, Noah worked in consulting, and gained experience with environmental market and carbon offset modeling, financial valuation of renewable and fossil energy power plants, energy efficiency and demand response program design and implementation, and corporate social responsibility strategy assessments. Noah received his M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and his B.A. from the University of Virginia, and his writing has been published in GreenBiz.