Can we combat climate change and its consequences through CO2 capturing or even geoengineering? This is what we’ll discuss with experts from science and start-ups on December 15th at 6 PM – at the next edition of our digital event series Reclaim the Future! by 1E9 and the Future Forum by BMW Welt. Tune in!
Can we stop global warming by capturing CO2 from the atmosphere? Or should we rely on even more drastic geo engineering measures, such as artificial volcanic eruptions or giant mirrors in space that deflect sunlight away from our planet? Together with experts from science and startups, we want to discuss how we can use technology to combat climate change, which interventions would be too risky, and what else is needed besides tech.
Prof. Dr. Daniela Jacob, Director of the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS): Daniela Jacob is meteorologist and Director of the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, and visiting professor at Leuphana University, Faculty of Sustainability. She was Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above preindustrial levels, and one of the Lead Authors of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (Working Group 2). Daniela Jacob is chair of the German Committee Future Earth (DKN) and co-chair of the WPN2030. She is member of the European Commission’s Mission Board on “Adaptation to Climate Change including Societal Transformation”, member of the ‘Earth League’, an international alliance of prominent scientists from world-class research institutions, as well as member of several other committees.
Allison Dring, CEO of Made of Air: Allison is CEO and Co-Founder of Made of Air, a company producing carbon negative materials for manufacturing. She is an experienced entrepreneur, initiating climate positive technologies and applying them to real world building applications. As Co Founder of Elegant Embellishments, she invented and manufactures proslve370e, an award winning facade module that reduces urban air pollution. She is a regular speaker on topics involving technology and the environment, including a 2013 TEDx Berlin talk entitled „Ornament & Climate“, and serves as Advisory Board Member for Creating Urban Tech Berlin and the The Lifeboat Foundation.
Christoph Beuttler, CDR Manager and Policy Expert at Climeworks: Christoph is Carbon Dioxide Removal Manager at Climeworks and an expert on carbon removal and CO2 utilization, with several years of experience in the field. Christoph also works at Risk Dialogue Foundation (RDF) a Swiss NGO/Think Tank where he consults for example the Swiss Government on carbon removal and storage. He is also founding Board Member of Negative Emissions Platform (NEP) an industry association based in Brussels as well as a visiting lecturer in risk perception and communication for science and policy at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ). His academic background is in Economics, Business Administration and international Business. He was educated in Heidelberg, Germany and London, UK.
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