Tag: policy

GGR in the iron and steel and industry: webinar video

Greenhouse gas removal in the Iron and steel industry was the subject of our fourth lunchtime webinar which was presented by Dr Phil Renforth from Heriot-Watt University who discussed the potential carbonation of outlying materials from the sector as a means to remove CO2 from the atmosphere. The global potential for CO2 removal through enhanced…Continue Reading GGR in the iron and steel and industry: webinar video

Canberra GGR conference: policy summary and presentations now online

Two international conferences on carbon removal (as negative emissions) were held in 2018. The first in Gothenburg, 22-24 May; the second, in Canberra, 30-31 October. Whilst separately organized, both attempted comprehensive science responses to crucial climate change questions: what contribution, together and on their own, could different CO2 removal techniques make towards the goals of…Continue Reading Canberra GGR conference: policy summary and presentations now online

Last chance to review IPCC Special Report drafts on land, ocean and ice

Following closely behind its Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5˚C, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is now finalising two other Special Reports, on Climate and Land, and Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, for publication in 2019.  The ‘second order drafts’ (near-final versions) of these reports are now open for expert…Continue Reading Last chance to review IPCC Special Report drafts on land, ocean and ice

UK net-zero by 2050 – or before? Advice to government now in prep

Next March, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) will deliver its advice to the government on the UK’s long-term reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions. In particular, whether national strategy should match – or exceed – the EU target for a carbon-neutral economy by 2050.  Such increase in UK ambition would be fully consistent with…Continue Reading UK net-zero by 2050 – or before? Advice to government now in prep

How the UK might achieve net zero emissions

On 12 September the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering published their joint report on Greenhouse Gas Removal in response to a request from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).  The RS/RAE report’s Working Group was chaired by a GGR consortium leader, Gideon Henderson, and included four other GGR project leaders/researchers. Ten…Continue Reading How the UK might achieve net zero emissions