During the 2015 U.N. climate summit in Paris, the director of UC Berkeley’s Center for Carbon Removal (CCR), Noah Deich, was on hand to advocate for solutions aimed at cleaning up dangerous levels of carbon that have already been released into Earth’s atmosphere, as opposed to limiting future greenhouse gas emissions.
So as an international framework on climate change was announced, Deich was most interested in whether and how the Paris agreement facilitates carbon removal, which he believes is needed if we are to limit global warming to 2 degrees centigrade above pre-industrial times.
“U.N. negotiators understand the magnitude of the climate change problem, and have left space for carbon removal to contribute to climate action in the future,” the 2015 Berkeley grad writes in a new blog post, “6 things I learned at COP21 about carbon removal. Read Deich’s report on the CCR blog.
“Why I’m going to COP21” (Berkeley News, Nov. 30, 2015)
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