BERCshop: Closing the Carbon Cycle - Scaling up Carbon Negative Solutions

Berkeley, CA

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What happens if clean energy deploys too slowly to prevent significant climate change? A growing group of carbon negative technologies offer the potential remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and reverse the primary drivers of climate change. Come learn about the opportunities and challenges for these carbon negative technologies from a renowned group of academics and business leaders!

At this BERCshop, Ken Caldeira will deliver a keynote address on the science behind atmospheric carbon removal. Following the keynote, Jane Long will moderate a panel discussion with representatives from Cool Planet, the Savory Institute, NewLight Technologies, and Carbon Engineering on strategies and challenges to scaling carbon negative solutions. 

Light appetizers and drinks will be served, thanks to the support of our sponsors BERC and the Virgin Earth Challenge!


Detailed Agenda:

5:45Doors Open

6:00 – 6:45: Keynote Address: “Closing the Carbon Cycle”

Speaker: Ken Caldeira - Department of Global Ecology - Stanford University

6:45 – 8:00: Panel Discussion: Challenges and Opportunities for Scaling Carbon Negative Technologies 

Moderator: Jane Long - Visiting Researcher - UC Berkeley

Panelist: Wilson Hago – Director of Biochar Research – Cool Planet

Panelist: Daniela Ibarra-Howell – CEO and Co-founder – the Savory Institute

Panelist: Mark Herrema – CEO and Co-founder – Newlight Technologies

Panelist: Geoffrey Holmes – Business Development Lead – Carbon Engineering

8:00 – 8:30: Reception

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