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Sep 2019

Clean Energy Connections: Carbon To Value

Join us for a discussion on the next frontier in climate change solutions: capturing, sequestering, and utilizing atmospheric carbon.

About this Event
While many industries can move to carbon-free energy sources, others, like cement production, materials manufacturing, and liquid fuels, have serious technical barriers to fully decarbonizing. Additionally, at the rate we are currently pumping carbon into the atmosphere, mitigation strategies will be necessary to avoid the worst effects of climate change coming this century.

Capturing this atmospheric carbon and converting it to something with economic value is one solution to many of these problems, and we are seeing a number of exciting technologies and businesses emerge to rise to this challenge. This panel will discuss these challenges and the related opportunities for innovation, as well as the current and future policy decisions, such a price on carbon, necessary to enable this future.

Nicholas Eisenberger, Managing Partner, Pure Energy Partners

Stafford Sheehan, CTO and Co-Founder, Air Co
Denise Grab, Western Regional Director, NYU School of Law Institute for Policy Integrity
William D. Lese, Managing Partner, Braemar Energy Ventures

6:30 – Doors open
7:00 – Panel discussion
8:30 – Networking

Event Link

The Greene Space, 44 Charlton Street New York, NY 10014
September 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm Details
CCN Sponsored Event

The State of Carbontech Summit

In the past few years, carbontech has grown from a relative niche curiosity into a climate change mitigation imperative. To meet Paris Agreement goals, 6 gigatonnes of CO2 per year must be removed from the atmosphere as early as 2030. This emerging sector, which has received more than $1B in capital from private, philanthropic, and government sources, includes CO2 conversion into products, carbon dioxide removal from both natural and engineered systems, and permanent sequestration. The sector is becoming increasingly relevant to mature industries like electricity, oil and gas, agriculture, transportation, and manufacturing.

This event will explore the most important recent trends and advances in carbontech in four key areas: the role of entrepreneurs, private investors, corporates, and policymakers. XPRIZE’s Circular Carbon Network initiative is partnering with the Canadian Consulate in New York, Columbia University, CO2 Value Europe, Global CO2 Initiative, and Carbon180 to bring together this half-day event during Climate Week. Join us for a lively and informative discussion by a diverse and international lineup of speakers, and lightning talks by carbontech entrepreneurs. Reception to follow.

*Doors will open at 1:00pm for coffee and networking, The Summit program will start promptly at 1:30pm. Reception will follow at 5:30pm.

If you are interested in learning more about this event please contact Nikki Batchelor at

Canadian Consulate 466 Lexington Avenue, 20th Fl. New York, NY
September 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm Details

GCCSI: The Net-Zero Industry Transition: Our Overlooked Climate Challenge

The Global CCS Institute is pleased to host its first ever flagship event at Climate Week in New York City, an engaging discussion on the role of CCS in decarbonizing the industrial sector.

The Net-Zero Industry Transition:

Our Overlooked Climate Challenge

Keynote Address: Lord Nicholas Stern, Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Convening high-level international stakeholders, this event will host an important discussion on the vital role of carbon capture and storage in the industrial sector to deliver on the goals of the Paris Agreement and achieving net-zero emissions.

Attendees will hear from climate and industry leaders about the role carbon capture and storage plays in the decarbonization of the world’s emissions blind spots.

Full Event Description:
The IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C states that to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, the industrial sector needs to reduce its emissions by 75-90 per cent, before phasing out emissions completely. While many decarbonization discussions often focus solely on the power sector, the industrial sector accounts for one-fifth to one-quarter of global CO2 emissions. In some regions, despite accelerated efficiency and renewable build-out, industrial emissions are greater than those from the power sector.

The industrial sector accounts for approximately 25 per cent of global GDP, therefore forming an integral part of our global economy. Yet, continued urbanization, economic prosperity and population growth are set to drive increased demand for industrial products. Research, such as the Energy Transitions Commission’s landmark report Mission Possible, has shown that carbon capture and storage (CCS), a set of decarbonization technologies, can make important contributions toward decarbonizing the industrial sector. In fact, for emissions-intensive industries such as steel, cement, and fertilizer manufacturing where electrification has its limits, it is currently the only option available to eliminate CO2 from the production process. In addition, the technology can also dramatically reduce emissions from hydrogen production, laying a path to kick-start the energy transition today.

This high-level event seeks to explore the decarbonization of the world’s emissions blindspots in an effort to address the climate crisis and the role carbon capture and storage plays with perspectives from environmental organizations, industry, and government. The Global CCS Institute is an international think tank backed by governments, companies, and NGOs. Represented in seven countries, the Institute’s mission is to accelerate the deployment of carbon capture and storage within an energy transition that reduces emission to net-zero by mid-century.

This event is part of the Industry Transition program of Climate Week NYC.

This event is by invitation only.

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The Maxwell, 541 Lexington Ave, New York City
September 24, 2019 @ 8:30 am Details

Carbon Removal Technology: A Must-Have for the Climate

Hosted by Environmental Defense Fund, The Aspen Institute, and the Canadian Consulate in New York
In association with Climate Week NYC

The climate crisis is escalating and a new wave of environmental innovations are fighting to keep pace. A new set of technologies and practices to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is emerging. The window of opportunity to combat climate change can be propped open by the rapid acceleration of carbon removal.

Please join us for a keynote address from former U.S. Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz followed by a discussion on the opportunities and challenges associated with developing and deploying carbon removal technologies. Our panel will feature leading policy experts, entrepreneurs and researchers on the front lines of this emerging field.

Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.; program at 8 a.m.

Ernest J. Moniz, President and CEO of Energy Futures Initiative and former U.S. Secretary of Energy

Giana Amador, Founder and Director of Special Initiatives, Carbon 180
Etosha Cave, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Opus 12
Julio Friedmann, Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University Center for Global Energy Policy
Steve Oldham, CEO, Carbon Engineering

Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund

Kindly RSVP by September 13th to Leona Madison at

Canadian Consulate 466 Lexington Avenue, 20th Fl. New York, NY
September 24, 2019 @ 7:30 am Details