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Potential for Negative Greenhouse Gas Emissions Technologies in Ireland

  • Date(s)
    Wednesday, 6 December 2017
  • Time(s)
    From 6:30 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4

About the event

Given the worsening impacts of global climate change, there is now serious scientific concern that humanity either already has, or shortly will, exceed “safe” concentrations (accumulations) of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere. While the severity of the danger has been recognised in the temperature rise goals now enshrined in the Paris Agreement, the practical consequences have not yet been acknowledged in national or EU energy decarbonisation policies.

There is now a pressing need to understand the potential scope (if any) for technological CO2 removal, and the scale and speed at which it might be achieved: that is, for the deployment of so-called “negative emissions technologies” (NETs).

IE-NETs is a two year research project, funded by the Environmental Protection Agency of Ireland (EPA) to provide a preliminary assessment of the potential scale, speed and reliability of negative emissions technology deployment that could be achieved in Ireland.

About the Speakers

Prof Barry McMullin, DCU - current academic focus is on global sustainability challenges and systems approaches to deep decarbonisation.

Prof Michael Jones, of the Department of Botany in Trinity College Dublin, is a plant ecophysiologist, focused on plant responses to global atmospheric and climate change.

Dr Alwynne McGeever is a post-doctorate researcher, based in TCD, focussed on bioenergy cultivation aspects of the IE-NETs project.

Paul Price is a research assistant, based in DCU, working on detailed assessment of CO2 quotas and emission pathways.


Free - all welcome!

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