S2E63: Carbon removal in the Biden Administration—w/ Dr. Jan Mazurek, ClimateWorks Foundation

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In order to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, we can’t just reduce emissions. We have no choice but to add carbon dioxide removal (CDR) to the mix to keep global temperature rise under 2°C. So, what CO2 removal processes are in development? And what are governments and nonprofits doing to advocate for and fund carbon removal?

Dr. Jan Mazurek serves as Senior Director at the ClimateWorks Foundation, where she leads the Carbon Dioxide Removal Fund. On this episode of Reversing Climate Change, Dr. Mazurek joins Ross to discuss what the Biden administration is doing to make ‘historic strides on climate’ and explain what carbon removal measures are left out of the Biden-Harris climate agenda.

Dr. Mazurek explores why it’s politically beneficial to lead with rural resilience and job opportunities as opposed to carbon removal, describing how ClimateWorks grantees partner with unions to garner support for DAC. Listen in for Dr. Mazurek’s insight on the challenges associated with carbon pricing and find out why it’s crucial to engage front line communities in the discussion around carbon removal.

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Resources

ClimateWorks Foundation

The CDR Program at ClimateWorks

Noah Deich & Giana Amador on RCC EP017

Dr. Julio Friedmann on RCC EP016

Giana Amador’s Blog on the Biden Budget

American Jobs Plan

National Academy of Sciences Workshop on Ocean CDR

SEA FUEL Act

ClimateWorks’ Video on Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement

Stripe Climate

Rhodium Group’s Study on Job Opportunities in DAC

Energy Futures Initiative

Carbon180

Tracy Johns at the Climate and Land Use Alliance

REDD+

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