Avoid Them or Remove Them – What’s the Most Effective Way to Deal with Growing Carbon Emissions?

Location: New York
Date: 20 Sep 2022
Time: 10:00 - 12:45

We’re all trying to halve emissions by 2030 but while some are focused on avoiding new emissions, others are investing heavily in removing what’s going up.

“We must focus on conserving the forests we have which are irreplaceable carbon sinks.”

“There will always be emissions so we must invest in technology to remove them at scale.”

“Conserving forests is a zero-sum game, it doesn’t actually make a difference.”

“Technology is too new and too expensive to deliver at the speed and scale required.”

Please join Climate Impact Partners and Marsh McLennan for a debate between experts on the pros and cons of each and how to allocate budget and resource for the greatest value and impact. With plenty of time for questions and discussion, can we identify the optimal approach to reaching our global climate goals?

Tuesday 20 September

10 am: Registration, tea and coffee

10.30 to 11.45: Debate and Q&A

11.45 to 12.45: Light lunch and networking

Marsh McLennan: 1166 Avenue of the Americas, 40th Floor, New York, NY 10036 (please use 45th Street entrance)

Welcome and introduction by Moderator

  • Connor Kuratek, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Marsh McLennan

Removals – What are they, why do they work, why must we focus on them?

  • Gabrielle Walker, Founder, Rethinking Removals
  • Kevin Rabinovitch, Global VP of Sustainability, Mars

Avoidance – What are they, how do they work, why are they essential?

  • Saskia Feast, Managing Director, Global Client Solutions, Climate Impact Partners
  • David Antonioli, Chief Executive Officer, Verra

Spaces are limited so please email your interest, with first name, last name, and company name, ASAP to: info@climateimpact.com stating Climate Week Debate in the subject line.

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