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Waking a sleeping giant: Africa’s massive CDR potential


Africa is uniquely positioned to lead the world in CDR (and stands to benefit from doing so); and the world needs Africa to fulfil this potential if it is to come close to achieving global climate goals. This session will feature a keynote presentation from James Mwangi (ACV, CAP-A), followed panel discussion moderated by Sanjeev Khagram (UNFCCC HLC) featuring leading voices from the tech, science, and policy worlds - unpacking Africa’s massive CDR potential, and the value it could create for both climate and African economies. The session will be live streamed by Arizona State University.

  • Sanjeev Khagram – UNFCCC HLC Carbon Removals Champion (moderator)
  • James Mwangu – CEO & Founder @ ACV, Co-Founder @ CAP-A (key note)
  • Caitlin Wale – CEO, Kinjani (panellist)
  • Julio Friedmann, CSO, CarbonDirect (panellist)
  • Diana Maranga– Commercialisation Lead, Octavia Carbon (panellist)
  • Anete Garoza, Co-Founder & Chief Climate Officer, 1MTN (panellist)
  • Bianca Gichangi, Regional Lead – Africa, VCMI (panellist)
Arranged By

Thunderbird School, Arizona State University Global Futures, UNFCCC High Level Champions
Carbon Removals Team, Climate Action Platform – Africa (CAP-A)

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Blue Zone
Start Date / Time
Friday Dec 8, 10:00 am (GMT+4)
End Date / Time
Friday Dec 8, 11:00 am (GMT+4)

Global Futures Pavilion, Blue Zone