Published on:

5th Oct 2023

S6 Ep7: The Road to Gigaton-Scale Carbon Removal, with Giana Amador

What exactly is the future of carbon removal? What is the role of government, and why is the need for industry collaboration key to driving its success? And how can an all-hands-on-deck approach help to achieve ambitious climate goals by 2030?

Giana Amador, Executive Director of the Carbon Removal Alliance, joins Nick to discuss all of the above as well as the importance of policy, infrastructure, and workforce development in reaching gigaton-scale carbon removal. 

Find out how the Carbon Removal Alliance is bridging the gap between the private sector and federal policymakers to accelerate the adoption of carbon removal. 

Giana also shares insights into the growth of the carbon removal industry and emphasizes the importance of integrating community benefit considerations into industry development while highlighting the challenges of measuring and verifying carbon removal and the need for robust monitoring, reporting, and verification systems.

Tune in to learn more!


00:00:01 - The Competitive Challenge of Carbon Removal Solutions

00:06:28 - Carbo 180: Pioneering Carbon Removal Industry

00:10:01 - Government Funding Signals Growth in Carbon Removal Field

00:15:01 - Supporting Carbon Removal Projects for a Sustainable Future

00:21:43 - Government Procurement for Carbon Removal

00:25:07 - The Importance of Monitoring Carbon Removal

00:30:34 - Community Benefits Plan Required for Carbon Removal Projects

00:37:34 - Carbon Removal Alliance's Ambitious 2030 Goals

00:39:53 - The Challenges of the Director Capture Hubs Program


Learn More About the Carbon Removal Alliance: 

Website: https://www.carbonremovalalliance.org


Follow Giana: 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gianaamador/


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