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 in the field of CDR, and we expect more dynamic times ahead, as more and more organizations are getting serious with regard to net-zero – looking at the role of carbon removals in their strategies to get there, as well as the role they can play in removing CO2 from the atmosphere. At CDR Swiss, we will continue navigating this dynamic environment together, building on a year rich in exchange and collaboration, for instance in the working groups, workshops and webinars of the platform.
Many thanks to the all the members who attended th member assembly in Zurich on December 8, and enriched the afternoon with their valuable inputs and ideas on how the platform can further evolve and grow. A special thanks goes to Gaurav Ganti and Claire Fyson from Climate Analytics for their key note on “Fair share carbon dioxide removal for Switzerland” and Simon Fellermeyer from the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment for his update on CDR related negotiations at COP27. The two interesting and thought-provoking keynotes helped situating the Swiss CDR ecosystem in the international context.
We are looking forward to continuing our mission together with you – we want to be scaling up CDR sustainably together!
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 […]