Conservation Training

Marine-Based Carbon Dioxide Removal Approaches to Combat Climate Change

February 1, 2024

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Location: Madison, WI

After entry into the Paris Agreement, it has become obvious that aggressive emission reduction initiatives and large-scale deployment of carbon dioxide removal are needed to avoid passing critical climatic thresholds. While early research of carbon dioxide removal options focused on terrestrial approaches, there has been increasing attention to the potential role of the world’s oceans.

However, large-scale deployment of such options pose potentially substantial risks to marine environments and key economic stakeholders. Moreover, there is likely to be substantial public backlash to research absent the existence of a sound regulatory framework for risk assessment, monitoring, and public deliberation.