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UK Greenhouse Gas Removal Event: current innovations and future directions

This event will showcase the latest GGR research & innovation and highlight its role in effective, sustainable & equitable climate action. Day One (Thursday 12 May): Results from the GGR-A Programme and next steps for research will focus on knowledge exchange between the two research programmes, involving academic researchers and programme stakeholders. It will present the…Continue Reading UK Greenhouse Gas Removal Event: current innovations and future directions

Assessing the Mitigation Deterrence effects of GGRs: webinar video

Professor Duncan McLaren from Lancaster University presented on the Assessing the Mitigation Deterrence effects of GGRs project in the last webinar of the current series. Professor McLaren summarised research that aims to unpick the interactions between climate polices and technology, not only in terms of GGR’s material deployment but in terms of the promises and…Continue Reading Assessing the Mitigation Deterrence effects of GGRs: webinar video

Feasibility of afforestation and BECCS for GGR: Webinar video

In our penultimate webinar of this series, Dr Nem Vaughan presented research from the FAB GGR project which is looking at the feasibility of afforestation and biomass energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) for greenhouse gas removal. This highly interdisciplinary project has brought together expertise in economics, social and political science, engineering, life cycle…Continue Reading Feasibility of afforestation and BECCS for GGR: Webinar video

Comparative assessment and region-specific optimisation of GGR: webinar video

The way in which different GGR pathways will work together in the context of evolving energy systems and policy landscapes was the subject of a recent GGR programme webinar presented by Professor Niall MacDowell from Imperial College London. The GGR Programme project – Comparative assessment and region-specific optimisation of GGR – is an international consortium….Continue Reading Comparative assessment and region-specific optimisation of GGR: webinar video

Methane removal strategies: webinar video

In our third lunchtime webinar, Professor Euan Nisbet from Royal Holloway, University of London presented on the project ‘New methodologies to remove methane from the atmosphere’. Methane is a potent global warmer, and is the second-most important anthropogenic greenhouse gas. It has been rising rapidly since 2007. There are many different sources of methane, both…Continue Reading Methane removal strategies: webinar video

The potential of soils to deliver GGR: webinar video

In our second webinar of the GGR programme’s lunchtime webinar series Professor Pete Smith from the University of Edinburgh  presented results and continuing research from the SOILS R-GGREAT project which is assessing the potential for soils to deliver greenhouse gas removals and abatement technologies. This consortium project has produced 65 journal publications to date and…Continue Reading The potential of soils to deliver GGR: webinar video

Assessing the limits of GGR effectiveness: webinar video

In the first webinar of the GGR programme’s lunchtime webinar series, Professor Simon Tett from the University of Edinburgh presented insights from the MERLiN (Metrics for Emissions Removal Limits) research project which has been assessing the limits of Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) effectiveness. GGR would be essential in a scenario in which we ‘overshoot’ a…Continue Reading Assessing the limits of GGR effectiveness: webinar video

GGR programme launches lunchtime webinar series

The GGR programme is launching a series of lunchtime webinars, starting on Wednesday 24 February 2021 at 1.00 pm. Each webinar will focus on one of the programme’s science components. Since the programme’s inception in 2017, its constituent projects have been researching a range of areas with the aim of advancing knowledge around GGR. These…Continue Reading GGR programme launches lunchtime webinar series

New carbon removal network: London launch meeting 27 February

A new UK-based Carbon Removal Network will hold its launch meeting in London on the evening of 27 February 2019. The aim of the group is to bring together professionals who are interested in or already engaged in removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.  Further information and free registration is available via Eventbrite. The launch…Continue Reading New carbon removal network: London launch meeting 27 February

The many benefits of increasing soil carbon

    Increasing soil organic carbon is one of the most straightforward means of removing carbon from the atmosphere – reversing the large amounts (globally more than 100 Gt) that have been released by agriculture. Eight measures to achieve that goal were identified in a Nature article print-published on 6 December, with the paper’s authorship…Continue Reading The many benefits of increasing soil carbon