About the Event

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Time:  11:30 am PT | 2:30 pm ET
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report reiterated that any serious climate strategy must include a portfolio of aggressive emissions reductions paired with robust carbon removal. While policymakers consider pathways to advance carbon removal development and deployment at the massive scale needed by midcentury, private sector leaders are making their own climate commitments. Increasingly, corporate strategies have centered around carbon removal. These early adopters of carbon removal are critical to catalyzing the field and spurring a large-scale cleanup of legacy emissions.

Moderated by Carbon180, this virtual Climate Week NYC conversation will include a range of perspectives on both the opportunities and challenges in buying and selling high quality carbon removal credits on our path to net zero.

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    About the Panelists

    Peter Minor
    Director of Science & Innovation, Carbon180
    Peter’s knowledge of the latest science helps the team craft policy recommendations that catalyze the carbon removal industry. Before joining the fight against climate change, he built a startup accelerator and venture fund focused on frontier innovation. He is a staunch believer that technology can help solve humanity’s greatest challenges. Peter is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    Stacy Kauk
    Sustainability Fund Director, Shopify
    In addition to working for Shopify's Sustainability Fund, Stacy Kauk, P.Eng. also serves on the advisory board of the Carbon Management Research Initiative (CaMRI) at Columbia University. Prior to this, Stacy was head of the Ozone Layer Protection Program at Environment and Climate Change Canada. Stacy also worked on several chemicals management regulatory initiatives and represented Canada as a member of delegations for the Stockholm Convention and Montreal Protocol. She is based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
    Mischa Repmann
    Senior Environmental Management Specialist, Swiss Re
    Mischa is a senior sustainability professional in Swiss Re's internal environmental management team. He leads Swiss Re's CO2NetZero Programme with its cornerstone, the triple-digit Carbon Steering Levy, oversees the sourcing of 100% impactful green power, and drives business development in the emerging carbon removal space (e.g. the net-zero explainer video). Mischa is a board member of the Zurich Carbon Market Association, member of the RE100 Initiative's advisory committee, and member of Science Based Targets Initiative's Expert Advisory Group for a global standard on corporate net-zero targets. He is based in Zurich, Switzerland.
    Marcius Extavour
    XPRIZE President of Energy & Climate
    Dr. Marcius Extavour is a leader and expert in climate tech, carbon removal, and new energy technologies. As Vice President, Energy & Climate at XPRIZE, he leads the $100 million XPRIZE Carbon Removal supported by Elon Musk, and the recently-awarded $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, a global competition to recycle CO2 into valuable products. His present service includes seats on the Board on Energy and Environment Systems at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine; Neste’s Advisory Council for Sustainability & New Markets; the non-profit advisory boards of Carbon180 and Global CO2 Initiative; and the Carbon to Value Task Force. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
    Rob Niven
    Chair & CEO, CarbonCure Technologies

    Rob Niven is the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of CarbonCure Technologies, the global leader in carbon dioxide (CO₂) removal technologies for the concrete industry. Rob founded the company in 2012 with the simple goal of making concrete sustainability both profitable and easy for industry. With Rob at the helm, CarbonCure and its partners are achieving their mission to reduce 500 million tonnes of CO₂ emissions annually by 2030. Under his direction, CarbonCure has won numerous international awards, including the 2020 NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. He is based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.