The recording of the CDR Swiss Webinar with Frances Wang from ClimateWorks Foundation and Dr. Sifang Chen from Carbon180 on March 16, 2023 is now available online. Below, please find more information about the content of the webinar and the two guest speakers Frances Wang and Dr. Sifang Chen.
“Restoring Climate and Ocean Health through Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal”
Frances Wang, ClimateWorks Foundation
Support for scientific research and community co-creation is desperately needed to critically examine and validate the efficacy of ocean CDR as a climate action tool. To date, removing carbon from the ocean has largely been limited to laboratory testing and modeling. Responsible research trials will further reveal the real-world potentials and challenges of OCDR approaches but are currently limited by permitting challenges and the expensive cost associated with marine research. Furthermore, as these technologies enter the real world, co-creation with communities will be key in building trust and incorporating local knowledge to improve research design while respecting environmental justice principles. This talk did briefly examine the progress to date on issues around ocean CDR permitting and governance.
Frances Wang is the Associate Director of the Carbon Dioxide Removal Program at ClimateWorks Foundation. Her work focuses on supporting science and policy to foster responsible research and development of carbon dioxide removal approaches.
“US Federal Policy Landscape for Ocean CDR”
Dr. Sifang Chen, Carbon180
The development of carbon removal in the US has been significantly influenced by federal policy. Despite gaining traction, ocean CDR faces a high level of uncertainty due to governance and knowledge gaps. Federal policy is in a prime position to reduce these uncertainties by supporting research and development and guiding responsible innovation in this area. This talk explored key challenges in ocean CDR and identified how federal policy can be leveraged to address them. Additionally, Sifang Chen mentioned recent policy developments in the US related to ocean CDR and highlighted new research programs that have been established to advance this promising technology.
Dr. Sifang Chen is a senior science and innovation advisor at Carbon180, where she works to ensure Carbon180’s policy work is informed by the most up-to-date science and industry knowledge. She has previously worked in science policy, biotechnology, and nanotechnology.
A big thank you to Frances Wang and Dr. Sifang Chen for their exciting inputs on US policy and maritime CDR and the audience for the participation!
Swiss government publishes roadmap for CCS and CDR
Samuel Eberenz, Risk-Dialogue FoundationThe Federal Offices for the Environment and Energy have jointly drawn up a roadmap for the expansion of carbon capture and storage (CCS) and CDR methods in order to concretise the path for Switzerland towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The roadmap was approved by the Federal Council on the 18th of […]
Webinar: international CDR funding, markets & policy
Samuel Eberenz, Risk-Dialogue FoundationThe recording of the first webinar of the Swiss Carbon Removal Platform from May 17, 2022 is available online! Watch the video here or on Youtube.The webinar focused on international developments in CDR funding, markets and policy and was moderated by Samuel Eberenz of the Risk Dialogue Foundation. We had the pleasure of […]
CDR in the ‘Glacier Initiative’ and the CO2 Act
Samuel Eberenz, Risk-Dialogue FoundationThe legal regulation of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) methods in Switzerland is currently actively underway and only a few aspects have already been conclusively regulated. In this article, we provide information on the current state of regulation in Switzerland and the upcoming developments in the coming years.First of all, a list of […]
Ethical challenges of carbon removal in Switzerland
Carmela Cavegn und Samuel Eberenz, Risk-Dialogue FoundationWhat are the ethical challenges to be considered in the development of carbon dioxide removal (CDR)? What can decision-makers do? During a half-day workshop on ethical issues surrounding CDR in Switzerland on the 9th of June 2022, the Swiss Carbon Removal Platform addressed these questions with around 20 participants […]
CO2 capture and storage – “2050 is coming soon”
Kristina Koch and Samuel Eberenz, Risk-Dialogue FoundationOn 14 October 2022, the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) invited participants to the symposium “CO2 Capture and Storage – Necessity and Pathways to Implementation”. Various representatives from the sectors of administration, business, research and politics discussed potential opportunities, challenges and risks on the topic of CO2 capture and storage.Simonetta […]
Happy Birthday, CDR Swiss!
Yesterday, the Swiss Carbon Removal Platform celebrated their first birthday! During the member assembly on December 8, 2022, we could not only look back at an exciting year but also celebrate the growth of our member base to 50 organisations from administration, industry, research and civil society. 2022 was a year with a high dynamic […]
Webinar: Spotlight on US policy and maritime CDR
Samuel Eberenz and Kristina Koch, Risk-Dialogue FoundationThe CDR Swiss Webinar on CDR in USA and Canada with focus on US policy and maritime CDR is taking place on Thursday, 16 March 2023, 5 to 6 pm (CET). We are looking forward to welcoming our guest speakers Frances Wang from ClimateWorks Foundation and Dr. Sifang Chen […]
Webinar: Ocean-based CDR with CDRmare
Samuel Eberenz and Kristina Koch, Risk-Dialogue FoundationArtwork: Rita ErvenThe recording of the CDR Swiss webinar with CDRmare from February 7, 2023 is now available online. Feel free to check it out if you want to learn more about ocean-based CDR and what CDRmare is up to:This webinars focus was set on marine carbon dioxide removal […]
Removing CO2 from the air?- Information brochure
Samuel Eberenz, Kristina Koch & Isis-Sophia Keller, Risiko-DialogWhat are CDR methods? Which ones are being discussed and implemented in Switzerland, and what role can they play on the road to net zero emissions? Our info brochure “Removing CO₂ from the air?” provides answers to these questions. The brochure is aimed at anyone who would like […]
CDR Swiss Webinar: US policy and maritime CDR
Samuel Eberenz & Kristina Koch, Risk-Dialogue Foundation The recording of the CDR Swiss Webinar with Frances Wang from ClimateWorks Foundation and Dr. Sifang Chen from Carbon180 on March 16, 2023 is now available online. Below, please find more information about the content of the webinar and the two guest speakers Frances Wang and Dr. Sifang […]