The Climate Restoration Initiative of the University of Virginia‘s Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI) kicks off with an all-day Climate Restoration Research Workshop on January 17, 2020 on their campus in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The workshop is open to faculty, students, and staff interested in developing a research agenda around climate restoration. The concept of climate restoration refers to all strategies related to removing carbon from the environment. All fields of study are needed to ensure effective, feasible, and sustainable strategies are designed and adopted.
The workshop will be organized around three broad but overlapping themes that will be critical for the future deployment of negative emissions approaches. Three invited speakers highlighting areas of expertise including: Economics and Governance, Technological Frontiers, and the Biophysical Dimensions of carbon pollution sequestration and storage.
These themes are already being explored at the university and so they would leverage existing strength but they would also allow us to build outside collaborations with working groups focused internally on high impact research questions.
The panel will be followed by a series of flash-talks by UVA faculty. The remainder of the day will be spent developing impactful research themes, and eliciting input from attendees on prospective resource requirements, incentive alignment, funding opportunities, and additional faculty members.