COP26 session: Scaling Carbon Removal Worldwide to Achieve the Paris Agreement and Beyond
Updated: Dec 20, 2021
During the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, the Thunderbird School of Global Management and partners co-hosted "Scaling Carbon Removal Worldwide to Achieve the Paris Agreement and Beyond."
The session explored bold and ambitious efforts to massively scale safe, durable, and financeable carbon removal (CDR) through both natural and technological solutions. During this session, the Global Carbon Removal Partnership (GCRP) Task Force officially launched the Global Carbon Removal Partnership, after almost two years of work and planning. The session also did a deep dive into pathbreaking work to accelerate absolutely critical Ocean-Based CDR approaches.
Incase you missed it it, you can watch the event here:
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
D4DInsights has been working with the Thunderbird School of Global Management to establish the Global Carbon Removal Partnership (GCRP). This work began at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos in 2020, where a Task Force of more than 40 organizations around the world came together 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.