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International Discussion Series: Rightsizing Carbon Removal in Ambitious Climate Change Responses

Sponsored by Bechtel International Center, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Students for a Sustainable Stanford (Sustainability)

When

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Bechtel International Center
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Free

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Bechtel International Center invites you to a talk by Katharine J. Mach

RIGHTSIZING CARBON REMOVAL IN AMBITIOUS CLIMATE CHANGE RESPONSES

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 12-1 PM

In addressing climate change, technologies for carbon removal can compensate for ongoing emissions of heat-trapping gases, helping keep ambitious warming limits in reach. Against a backdrop of increasing calls for carbon removal, this presentation will briefly introduce the range of options, including strategies grounded in improved ecosystem stewardship and strategies that are also biomass-based but with more engineering. It will also evaluate constraints to carbon removal at very large scale and in scenarios in which global temperatures peak and then decline, and the near-term opportunities for catalyzing bioenergy with carbon capture and storage.

Katharine Mach is a Senior Research Scientist at Stanford University. She leads the Stanford Environment Assessment Facility (SEAF). Advancing foundations for action, her research is focused on integrative assessment of climate change risks and response options. From 2010 until 2015, Mach co-directed the scientific activities of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which focuses on impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability.

Admission Info

All are welcome!

Light lunch will be served at 11:45 AM.