ENV 624a () / 2023-2024

The Science, Policy, and Management of GHG Removal Strategies

Credits: 3
Fall 2023: W, 9:00-11:50, Kroon 321

In order to avoid the worst effects of climate change, there is growing interest in the advancement of greenhouse gas (GHG) removal from the atmosphere as a complementary strategy to emission reductions. This interdisciplinary seminar will cover the science, policy, and management of a broad range of GHG removal strategies. What are they? What is the current scientific basis? What are their potentials? And how might policy, markets, and institutions promote or impede GHG removal? While the seminar will cover a set of nature-based climate solutions, we will also consider more engineered approaches, along with original research related to advancing new technologies and program evaluation. The seminar will be organized around readings in the primary literature with weekly student presentations and discussion.