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Net Zero by 2050: Carbon Dioxide Removal and the UN Special Report on 1.5C

On March 8th, 2019, the symposium explored the strenuous requirements of keeping the global climate to 1.5C degrees above pre-industrial levels, including systematic transformations in land use and the application of new technologies. Experts were brought from around the country to discuss this pressing topic at Cornell University.

Some of the key questions of the event included:

  • What are the technical requirements and expected impacts of large-scale carbon dioxide removal or geoengineering solutions?
  • What is known about the effectiveness of the proposed interventions at scale?
  • What policies and political strategies are needed to enable some of the approaches of carbon removal or geoengineering at scale?
  • Who will have a say in what options are implemented and can these solutions be rolled out equitably?

Related Media and Coverage:

Cornell Chronicle - Mahowald to lead conference on atmospheric CO2 removal

Cornell Daily Sun - Climate Experts to Discuss Measures to Prevent Rising Global Temperatures at Symposium

Event Video - Panelists