Negative Emissions: Potentials and Challenges

Seminar/Forum

Negative Emissions: Potentials and Challenges

Australian-German Climate and Energy College
257
Level 1, 187 Grattan St

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T: 83444124

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Most proposals to limit global temperature rises to well below 2°C rely on 'negative emissions' - the removal of carbon from the atmosphere. Scenario analyses suggest that negative emissions technologies (NETs) are necessary to limit dangerous warming.

In this seminar, we will explore three of these technologies:

  • Forest ecosystem restoration: looking at the social, environmental and climate benefits of forest restoration
  • Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS): investigating the sustainability of different BECCS options
  • Soil carbon as mitigation: also addressing the difficulties in achieving net negative greenhouse balances with soil carbon accumulation and the impacts of climate change on carbon stocks.

Presenters

  • Ms Rachelle Meyer
    Ms Rachelle Meyer, The University of Melbourne
  • Ms Nasim Pour
    Ms Nasim Pour, The University of Melbourne
  • Ms Kate Dooley
    Ms Kate Dooley, Australian-German Climate and Energy College