Past Event

Anu Khan - MRV as a Tool for Achieving Just Outcomes in the Carbon Removal Sector

February 28, 2023
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
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Online and in-person: Heyman Center (Second Floor Common Room), Columbia University, New York

Event Description

As carbon removal gains prominence as a climate solution and carbon removal companies vie for billions of dollars in public and private funding, there is growing interest in developing standardized protocols to measure exactly how much carbon has been removed from the atmosphere. MRV (monitoring, reporting, and verification) is the quantitative accounting of a carbon removal project that enables accountability for project outcomes, including payment for tons of carbon removed and enforcement of contractual and regulatory obligations.

But who is being held accountable in today's carbon removal market and the gigaton-scale removals market we need in the future to achieve our climate goals? This talk explores the development of MRV practices and protocols that allow communities and the public more broadly to hold project operators accountable for their climate, public health, and environmental impacts. This approach can build trust between stakeholders in the CDR ecosystem, and trust is absolutely necessary to achieve gigaton-scale in the carbon removal industry.

Event Speaker

Anu Khan, Deputy Director of Science and Innovation at Carbon180

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. For more information, please visit the event webpage or email [email protected]. Please visit the Heyman’s Center website for directions. All in-person attendees must follow Columbia's COVID-19 policies. Visitors will be asked to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Hosted by the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University. Co-sponsored by the Columbia Climate School, Center for Science and Society, and the Decarbonization, Climate Resilience and Climate Justice Network.