"Creating an Ecosystem for a Carbon Balanced Planet" workshop will explore how Bay Area business, policy, and NGO leaders can partner with local carbon removal solution developers.
Nancy Pfund, Founder & Managing Partner, DBL Partners
Join keynote speaker, Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Partners, Nancy Pfund, and Executive Director of the Center for Carbon Removal, Noah Deich, as they kick off the event and explore the importance of building carbon removal solutions today. This workshop will then explore how Bay Area business, policy, and NGO leaders can partner with local carbon removal solution developers through short presentations by:
- Brent Constantz, Founder & CEO -- Blue Planet (Carbon-sequestering cement)
- Graciela Chichilnisky, CEO & Co-founder -- Global Thermostat (Direct air capture)
- Jim Mason, Founder & CEO, -- All Power Labs (Biochar + distributed bioenergy)
- Torri Estrada, Managing Director -- Carbon Cycle Inst. (Carbon farming)
The second half of the workshop will be dedicated to an interactive design exercise where the presenters will break out into separate tables and work with participants to brainstorm ideas for building carbon removal pilot projects in the Bay Area.
4:00pm - Registration Opens (Please allow up to 15 minutes to go through security. Public transportation highly recommended and paid parking available at DLA Piper)
4:30pm - Event Starts (Light appetizers)
4:45pm - Keynote Nancy Pfund
4:55pm - Presentations Start
5:45pm - Interactive Workshop
7:00pm - Networking
WHAT IS CARBON REMOVAL?
"Carbon removal solutions — including ecosystem restoration, carbon-sequestering agricultural practices, and negative-emissions energy and manufacturing technologies—can work alongside traditional emissions abatement strategies (such as renewable energy and ecosystem conservation) to strengthen climate mitigation action. What makes carbon removal solutions particularly valuable is their unique ability to take excess CO2 out of the atmosphere. Without carbon removal, it will take millennia for natural processes to clean up excess atmospheric CO2 — even if we completely eliminate CO2 emissions." -- Center for Carbon Removal