• Aditya Agrawal

COP26: Scaling Carbon Removal Worldwide to Achieve the Paris Agreement and Beyond

Updated: Nov 7

D4DInsights has been working with the Thunderbird School of Global Management to establish the Global Carbon Removal Partnership (GCRP). Since Davos 2020, a Task Force has been established with more than 40 organizations around the world to define the key issues, gaps and challenges in accelerating the carbon removal market, defined as removing legacy carbon emissions from air using both natural and technological solutions. The aim for the GCRP is to create the enabling mechanisms across policy, finance, standards and engagement to create a responsible, equitable and inclusive approach for carbon removal.

This session at COP26 will highlight two bold and ambitious efforts intended to massively scale safe, durable and financeable carbon removal (CDR) through both natural and technological solutions. There will be breaking news from the GCRP Task Force, and a deep dive into pathbreaking work to accelerate absolutely critical Ocean-Based CDR approaches. The session will be led by Dr. Sanjeev Khagram, Dean and Director General of the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and Brad Ack, Executive Director and Chief Innovation Officer of Ocean Visions.


Task Force on Global Carbon Removal

  • Dr. Sanjeev Khagram – Dean of Thunderbird School of Global Management (co-moderator)

  • Ambassador Amanda Ellis, Global Partnerships Director, ASU Global Futures Lab

  • Ukur Yatani Kanacho, Minister of Finance for Kenya

  • Alex Saer, Director of Climate Change, Government of Colombia

  • Ambassador Ertharin Cousin, Board Member - Angeleno Group, Los Angeles

  • Kumi Naidoo, former global head of Greenpeace and Amnesty International

Oceans as a Climate Solution

  • Brad Ack – Ocean Visions (co-moderator)

  • Margaret Leinen – Director of Scripps

  • Kilparti Ramakrishna WHOI Senior Advisor on Ocean and Climate Policy

  • Anne-Marie Laurie – Director of Climate Policy, Ocean Conservancy

Monday, November 8th 9:30 am-10:30 am

Nature+Zone Pavilion, Blue Zone, COP 26, Glasgow - Scotland

Link to live stream and recording

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