Different speeds of acknowledgement? Governing Carbon Dioxide Removal in EU’s multi-level system

Different speeds of acknowledgement? Governing Carbon Dioxide Removal in EU’s multi-level system

Wednesday, 4 March 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Following the adoption of the Paris Agreement and the publication of the IPCC’s Special Report on 1.5°C Global Warming in 2018, the issue of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) gained traction in scientific and political discourses. The IPCC Special Report concluded that large-scale CDR – in some form – will be necessary to achieve the 1.5°C  temperature target.

Since possible CDR governance structures are often considered to contain considerable pitfalls for overall climate action, the emergence of CDR-relevant governance structures should be carefully eamined.

In this seminar, Felix Schenuit will present case studies of how CDR is currently addressed at different political levels in the EU’s multi-level system, including the Climate and Energy Framework 2030 legislation, the European Commission's 2050 long-term strategy as well as in selected Member States.

Event Location: 
Australian-German College of Climate and Energy
Level 1, 187 Grattan Street
3010 Parkville , VIC
University of Hamburg

Felix Schenuit is PhD student at the Center for Sustainablity Society Research and the Cluster of Excellence CLICCS at the University of Hamburg. He is currently a guest researcher at the Climate and Energy College at the University of Melbourne.

Felix's PhD research investigates the role of IPCC assessments in political processes, focusing on Carbon Dioxide Removal and Geoengineering.

Prior to commencing his PhD, Felix was a research assistant at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin and studied Political Science and Public Policy at the NRW School of Governance, Bielefeld University, and Sciences Po, Lille.

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