The IPCC’s Special Report on 1.5°C Global Warming in 2018 and increasing pressure from the public have pushed carbon neutrality by mid-century on the agenda of policymakers. The European Commission has called for a climate-neutral Europe by 2050. The Swedish climate goal aims at greenhouse gas, GHG, neutrality by 2045 and net negative GHG emissions thereafter. The UK is now the first G7 country with a legally binding commitment to net-zero emissions by mid-century. The list is getting longer as the weeks pass, but only few countries have concrete plans for the achievement of the targets, and CO2-removal is still considered controversially in many of them.
In this seminar, we want to shed light on the role of CO2-removal for reaching global carbon neutrality and eventually net negative emissions - likely needed to meet the ambitious Paris targets.
From there, we will zoom into the specific case of Sweden, where a public inquiry is about to be published with one of the first plans to initiate large scale carbon removal and contribute to make Sweden greenhouse gas neutral.
- What are the pathways envisioned?
- What kind of policies could support the transition?
- Can other countries learn from this?
- What are the implications for the private sector?
Register to the seminar
- 11.45 Lunch wraps.
- 12.00 The seminar starts. Moderator: Anders Ådahl, Energy Area of Advance Co-Director.
- Introduction and physical science background, Daniel Johansson, Associate Professor, Department of Space, Earth and Environment at Chalmers.
- The role of carbon removal for reaching the Paris goals, Sabine Fuss, Jubilee professor at Space Earth and Environment at Chalmers, Professor of Sustainable Resource Management and Global Change at Humboldt University of Berlin and Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Berlin.
- How to create incentives and financing for Bio CCS in Sweden? Dr Lars Zetterberg, IVL, program director of Mistra Carbon Exit.
- 13:50 End of seminar. Coffee and mingle.
Place: Teknikparkens Konferenscenter, Lecture room Poseidon, Sven Hultins gata 9C, Chalmers Campus Johanneberg
Date: Friday 25 October
Time: 12:00-14:00. A lunchwrap will be served. The one hour lecture will be followed by a discussion
Most welcome to join us for this lunch seminar,
Director of Energy Area of Advance
Seminarium; Öppen föreläsning
Chalmers teknikpark, office building, Sven Hultins Gata 9, Campus Johanneberg