19 Sep 2017 12:30pm to 01:30pm

Negative Emissions: Potentials and Challenges

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The University of Melbourne
Kate holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, and a BA from Latrobe University. For the past 10 years Kate has worked with environmental non-governmental organisations on...
The University of Melbourne
Rachelle Meyer's research interests include adaptation and mitigation in the land sector. For her PhD thesis, she used a whole-farm system modelling approach to quantify the agro-ecosystem benefits and mitigation...
In 2013, Nasim received her MSc degree in Sustainable Energy Systems from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Her thesis was on Chemical-Looping Combustion (CLC), a technology for carbon dioxide...

Most proposals to limit global temperature rises to well below 2°C rely on 'negative emissions' - the removal of carbon from the atmosphere. Scenario analyses suggest that negative emissions technologies (NETs) are necessary to limit dangerous warming.

In this seminar, we will explore three of these technologies:

  • Forest ecosystem restoration: looking at the social, environmental and climate benefits of forest restoration.
  • Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS): investigating the sustainability of different BECCS options.
  • Soil carbon as mitigation: also addressing the difficulties in achieving net negative greenhouse balances with soil carbon accumulation and the impacts of climate change on carbon stocks.


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