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Stanford Carbon Removal Initiative is a cross-campus effort of the Precourt Institute for Energy and the Woods Institute for the Environment.

Stanford Global Carbon Management Workshop #1

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Identifying Research Opportunities in Global Carbon Management with a Focus on Natural Climate Solutions

September 1 - 3, 2020 (Event was held via Zoom webinar.)

Click here for videos and presentations.

The workshop explored exciting opportunities at Stanford University for global carbon management research and the development of business strategies with a focus on Natural Climate Solutions*. Hosted by the Strategic Energy AllianceStanford Precourt Institute for EnergyStanford Carbon Removal Initiative, and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, this meeting engaged key participants from academia, industry, NGOs and government.

The themes for the three online sessions were:

Day 1: The Global Carbon Cycle and Natural Climate Solutions

Day 2: Challenges and Opportunities in Natural Climate Solutions

Day 3: Carbon Management and Mitigation Strategies

*Natural Climate Solutions are conservation, restoration and improved land management actions that increase carbon storage or avoid greenhouse gas emissions in landscapes and wetlands across the globe. (From The Nature Conservancy)

Combined with innovations in clean energy and other efforts to decarbonize the world’s economies, natural climate solutions offer options to tackle some of our hard-to-reduce emissions from distributed sources while improving human interaction with the land, oceans and ecosystems.

Workshop Organizing Committee:

  • Sally Benson, Co-Director, Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy
  • Chris Field, Faculty Director, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
  • Arun Majumdar, Co-Director, Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy
  • Shaffiq Jaffer, Vice President, Corporate Science and Technology Projects,Total
  • Ajay Mehta, General Manager, New Energies Research & Technology, Shell
  • Jennifer Milne, Senior Research Program Officer, Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy
  • Sarah Saltzer, Managing Director, Stanford Carbon Removal Initiative
  • Richard Sassoon, Executive Director, Strategic Energy Alliance