Thursday 12th May and Friday 13th May 2022

IET Savoy Place London and Online

The Greenhouse Gas Removal Programme (GGR-A) and the Greenhouse Gas Removal Demonstrators Programme (GGR-D) look forward to welcoming you to this two-day event which will showcase the latest GGR research & innovation and highlight its role in effective, sustainable and equitable climate action.

These pages provide information for both days of the event, whether you are attending the event in-person or joining online. Please scroll down to see the Agenda and click on the Exhibitors page to learn about the projects participating in the Innovation Showcase. 

If you are attending online, please register to access talks, panels and breakout sessions, submit questions and participate in polls from the Live page.

 

Agenda 

Results from the GGR-A Programme and next steps for research

Day One will focus on knowledge exchange between the two research programmes, involving academic researchers and programme stakeholders. It will present the main outcomes from the recently-completed Greenhouse Gas Removal Programme and include discussions on the next steps for GGR research and on pulling through knowledge for the new Greenhouse Gas Demonstrators Programme.

A  public event will take place in the evening

10.00    Registration and refreshments

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10.30    Welcome and introduction

10.35    The Greenhouse Gas Removal Programme (GGR-A) - Dr Phil Renforth, Heriot-Watt University

10.45    GGR-A consortium project presentations – key findings and high-level outcomes, followed by Q&A

               Chair: Simon Howe, UKRI

               Greenhouse  gas removal by enhanced weathering (GGREW) – Professor Aidong Yang, University of Oxford

               Feasibility of afforestation and biomass energy with carbon capture and storage for GGR (FAB-GGR) – Dr Nem Vaughan, University of East Anglia

               Soils research to deliver greenhouse gas removals and abatement technologies (Soils-R-GGREAT) – Professor Pete Smith, University of Aberdeen (online)

               Comparative assessment and region-specific optimisation of greenhouse gas removal – Dr Piera Patrizio, Imperial College London
 

11.50    GGR-A topic-specific presentations – key findings and high-level outcomes, followed by Q&A

               Assessing the mitigation deterrence effects of GGRs (AMDEG) – Dr Nils Markusson, Lancaster University

               Greenhouse gas removal in the land sector – addressing the gaps (GGRiLS-GAPS) – Dr Joanna House, University of Bristol

               Co-delivery of food and climate regulation by temperate agroforestry (CALIBRE) – Dr Martin Lukac, University of Reading

               New methodologies for removal of methane from the atmosphere – Professor Euan Nisbet, Royal Holloway 

               Metrics for emissions removal limits (MERLiN) – Professor Simon Tett, University of Edinburgh

               Greenhouse gas removal in the iron and steel industry – Dr Phil Renforth, Heriot-Watt University

               Harmonising and upgrading greenhouse gas removal consequential life cycle assessment (UP-green-LCA) – Professor Neil Harris, Cranfield University
 

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12.45    Lunch

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13.45    An introduction to the Greenhouse Gas Removal Demonstrator Projects (GGR-D), followed by Q&A

               Chair: Dr Jennifer Swarbrick, BBSRC

               Peatland restoration – Professor Chris Evans, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology 

               Enhanced rock weathering – Dr Chris Pearce, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

               Biochar – Professor Colin Snape, University of Nottingham

               Woodland creation and management – Professor Ian Bateman, University of Exeter

               Perennial biomass crops – Dr Jeanette Whitaker, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

               CO2RE Hub - Professor Cameron Hepburn, University of Oxford
 

14.45    Breakout panel discussions: Lessons learned from GGR-A for impact in GGR-D

               Climate change scenarios and modelling

               Responsible Innovation and EDI

               Regulation, barriers, governance

               Life Cycle Assessment

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15.45    Break

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16.00    Reporting back from breakout panel discussions - What is missing from the research landscape?

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16.30    Drinks Reception

17.30    Close

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Day One Public Event

17.30 - 18:30  Greenhouse Gas Removal – Getting it right for people and the planet

For further details about this session and to register, please click on the link

The UK Greenhouse Gas Removal Landscape

Day Two will connect policymakers, technology innovators, businesses, investors, environmental organisations and academics. It will present plans for the Greenhouse Gas Removal Demonstrators Programme and showcase the state-of-the art in GGR strategies in the UK, as well as bringing in perspectives from senior experts in other countries, including Germany and the US.

9.30    Registration and refreshments

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10.00    Welcome
                Dr Lizzie Garratt, NERC
                Dr Jennifer Swarbrick, BBSRC
                Professor  Cameron Hepburn, University of Oxford

10.10    Keynote: Greenhouse gas removal in the government’s Net Zero Strategy
                Professor Mark Taylor, Deputy Director – Energy Innovation, Department for Business, Energy & Industry Strategy

10.20    Keynote: Greenhouse gas removal and its links to wider UK environment aims
                Professor Gideon Henderson, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

10.30    Introduction to the Greenhouse Gas Removal Demonstrators Programme (GGR-D)
                Dr Steve Smith, University of Oxford

10.45    The Five GGR-D Demonstrator Projects

                Biochar – Dr Rob Brown, Bangor University

                Enhanced rock weathering – Dr Chris Pearce, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

                Peatland restoration – Professor Chris Evans, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

                Woodland creation and management – Professor Ian Bateman, University of Exeter

                Perennial biomass crops – Professor Iain Donnison, University of Aberystwyth

10.55    Q&A: Taking stock – the state of UK GGR research & policy

                Dr Emily Cox, University of Oxford

                Jo Warner, Deputy Director – Net Zero Frameworks, BEIS

                Professor Mark Taylor, BEIS

                Professor Gideon Henderson, DEFRA

                Dr Steve Smith, University of Oxford

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11.30    Break and Innovation Showcase

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12.10     Panel discussion: Green Shoots – Scaling GGR rapidly, effectively, sustainably and equitably

                 Moderator: Tom Previte, Carbon Removal Show

                 Ita Kettleborough, Energy Transitions Commission

                 Laith Whitwham, Aldersgate Group

                 Liz  Bowles, Soil Association

                 Judith Thornton, Aberystwyth University

                 Ruth Herbert, Carbon Capture & Storage Association (CCSA)

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13.00    Lunch and Innovation Showcase

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14.00    Panel discussion: Offshore – How is GGR developing elsewhere, and what does this mean for the UK?

                Moderator: Daisy Dunne, Carbon Brief

                Dr Jennifer Wilcox, US Department of Energy

                Professor  Jia Li, Hong Kong University

                Dr Oliver Geden, SWP Berlin

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14:50    Short break

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15.00    Panel discussion: Who is investing in GGR, and why?

                Moderator: Pilita Clark, Financial Times

                Vicky West, Forestry Commission

                Caitlin Wale, Counteract

                Katharina Kort, Bank of America 

                Alberto Arribas, Microsoft

15.50    Closing remarks

                Professor Jim Watson, Chair of Advisory Panel, GGR-D Programme & Professor of Energy Policy, UCL

16.00    Close