Media Advisory

For Immediate Release

New Greenhouse Gas Removal Pathways

Portait photos of Dr. Shaun Fitzgerald, Paul Holthus, Dr. Chelsey Baker, Dr. Amy Ruddock, Soyoung Oh, and Charles Gregoire
Shaun, Paul, Chelsey, Amy, Soyoung and Charles

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December 8, 2023 @ 9:00 AM GST (UTC+4)


The panel will discuss how new and emerging greenhouse gas removal (GGR) approaches can play an important role in tackling climate change. The panel will discuss the different characteristics of the various approaches, and how these need to be considered holistically. Characteristics include the scalability and removal potential, degree of permanence and risk of reversal, the timescales associated with scale-up, the impacts on people and the environment, the economics, and social factors including acceptability. The panel members have different areas of expertise and knowledge, and will share their experiences in both assessing the different approaches as well as accelerating their development in the field.


Dr. Shaun Fitzgerald
Shaun is the Executive Director of the Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge (CCRC). Shaun is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering who works at the interface of academic research, business, government policy and public engagement. He has worked extensively in the commercialisation of new intellectual property arising from university research, and supported the UK government in the re-writing of policy documents for building standards. Prior to joining the Centre for Climate Change, Shaun was Director of the Royal Institution, overseeing the programme for engaging the public with science and engineering.

Paul Holthus
Paul is founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the World Ocean Council. He works with the private sector and market forces to develop practical solutions for achieving sustainable development and addressing environmental concerns, especially for marine areas and resources. Paul has been involved in coastal and marine resource sustainable development and conservation work in over 30 countries in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, Central America and Africa.

Dr. Chelsey Baker
Dr. Chelsey Baker is an Ocean Biogeochemical Data and Model Analyst at National Oceanography Centre in the UK. Her research focuses on the biological carbon pump and the controls on particle flux and subsequent carbon storage in the ocean.

Dr. Amy Ruddock
Dr. Amy Ruddock is VP Europe at Carbon Engineering, Prior to Carbon Engineering, Amy was VP Corporate Development and Sustainability at Virgin Atlantic where she was accountable for setting and delivering carbon strategy, securing expansion at London's Heathrow Airport, corporate strategy and government affairs.

Soyoung Oh
Soyoung Oh is a PhD student at the Fletcher School, Tufts University, and a research analyst at Perspectives Climate Group in Germany with a focus on climate policy. Her current work includes the political economy of CCS, BECCS and DACCS and the decarbonization of industrial hubs. Previously, she worked for Columbia University’s Center on Sustainable Investment in New York City.

Charles Gregoire
Charles is a Climate Reality Leader with a background in engineering. He has a BSc in Electrical Engineering and worked in the high tech field for over twenty years as an electrical engineer and manager.

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