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From Science to Action: Overcoming Challenges in Implementing Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) Pathways


The debate surrounding carbon dioxide removal is pivotal as the European Union strives to achieve its climate objectives. The goal is greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050, demanding immediate and comprehensive emission reductions as well as CO2 removals. Central to this discussion are the inevitable existence of residual emissions due to essential societal activities, the critical necessity of distinguishing between emission reductions and removals, comprehensive assessments of CO2 removal to design sustainable pathways, and the questions surrounding practical implementation and scaling-up of CO2 removal methods.

Addressing these issues is crucial for successful negotiations on methods and policy instruments to attain the net-zero targets. This event will explore core aspects of the debate, providing a platform for an in-depth discussion to further analyze the challenges and potential solutions.

  • Steve Smith, Oxford Smith School
  • Andreas Oschlies, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
  • Jessica Strefler, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
  • Lukas Fehr, LMU Munich
  • Julia Pongratz, LMU Munich
  • Oliver Geden, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)
Arranged By

The Science Coalition

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Blue Zone
Start Date / Time
Friday Dec 1, 4:30 pm (GMT+4)
End Date / Time
Friday Dec 1, 5:30 pm (GMT+4)

German Pavilion, Blue Zone