Land-based carbon-dioxide removal in the Paris climate agreement

Land-based carbon-dioxide removal in the Paris climate agreement

Thursday, 2 August 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Land-based mitigation under the climate convention has long been subject to a ‘politics of expertise’ approach, where technical debates over accounting rules obscure political intentions. This seminar examines the inclusion of land-based mitigation in the Paris Agreement, and the resulting expectations for future ‘negative emissions’ via biotic carbon sequestration. Kate presents a risk evaluation framework to assess negative emissions against sustainable development goals. This research highlights the need to make explicit the values and assumptions embedded in the co-production of science and policy, and how accounting for societal values becomes a mutual responsibility for scientists and policy-makers.

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

Kate Dooley is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Melbourne, researching the environmental integrity of terrestrial carbon accounting, and the equity implications of land-based climate mitigation, including the use of 'negative emissions'. Previously Kate has worked in Europe and Africa on forest governance reforms and illegal logging, and has followed negotiations on forests in the UN climate talks since 2009.

Web tools and Projects we developed

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    The live tracker of the Australian electricity market.

  • Paris Equity Check

    This website is based on a Nature Climate Change study that compares Nationally Determined Contributions with equitable national emissions trajectories in line with the five categories of equity outlined by the IPCC.

  • liveMAGICC Climate Model

    Run one of the most popular reduced-complexity climate carbon cycle models online. Used by IPCC, UNEP GAP reports and numerous scientific publications.

  • NDC & INDC Factsheets

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