As CDR’s notoriety increases, so too does the scrutiny upon it. Carbon
removal companies are beginning to deploy in communities, and are facing
local concerns about the effect their projects will have communities. As
these companies work to communicate the benefits of their projects, a CDR
trade group is announcing a new program to help companies responsibly
deploy carbon removal.
Scrutiny of CDR continues in the press as well.
An article from Reuters tracked the growing effort to standardize and
legitimize CDR as startups and marketplaces try to attract large corporate
buyers, showing that the industry is now front and center on business pages
And the year’s biggest climate event is around the corner. A group of CDR organizations,
including one led by today’s guest, are working to ensure the industry is
ready as the global climate spotlight prepares to turn on them. The debates
over CDR at COP28 will surely be contentious, and we’ll hear about a new
effort to make the carbon removal community ready for when that happens.
Locally, and globally, from communities to newsrooms to international
bodies, CDR is under scrutiny like never before. In this episode, we’re
discussing what the industry can do to respond and continue to grow.
On this episode we’re joined today by Ben Rubin, the Carbon Business Council’s
Executive Director, a trade organization representing over 100 CDR
businesses. Welcome, Ben.
We’re also joined by our regular policy panelist, Susan Su, a partner
focused on climate investing at TOBA Capital. She also serves as a board
member of the Carbon Business Council and a board advisor to the
Environmental Voter Project.
*On This Episode*
Carbon Business Council
Confidence Ebbs in Carbon Markets- article
Study: 13% of Renewable Projects that Face Opposition are Completed
Reuter’s ‘Wild West’ article
“Three Big Letters in CDR are MRV”
NextGen CDR Facility
Carbon Removals at COP
Our Episode with Sebastian Manhart
*Connect with Nori*
Nori’s other podcast Reversing Climate Change
Nori’s CDR meme twitter account
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