Category: Events

16th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit

Featured Speaker: Adjusting the Public Perception of CO2 from a Waste Material to a Raw Material

With climate change being a very real issue, change needs to come fast. One of the changes that can be made, is to ensure the avoidance of CO2 emissions, which can and is now being done using Direct Air Capture of CO2.

Global Thermostat pioneered DAC technology, driving down the cost per tonne of CO2, signing commercial agreements with important global clients and partners, while creating new markets and a profitable business. The company signed commercial agreements with some of the world’s most influential and leading companies and is in active negotiations (nearing term sheets) with additional industry-leading firms, creating a business model that focuses on generating recurring revenues, including CO2 sales, lease payments for proprietary equipment, royalties, sale of DAC and Carburetor plants, and upfront payments for the licensing of its technology.

On 08 September 2021 at 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. ET, you will hear from Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky, our CEO and co-founder, share her views on the future of commercialization of Direct Air Capture.

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SPUR Ideas + Action – Sustainability & Resilience

The world in which we live is driven by the constant reverberations of climate change, and presents us with a daunting, and thoroughly inequitable, challenge. Rather than offer the ease of a singular solution, climate change requires complex levers to be pulled at the international scale to attempt to slow the long-term damage caused by centuries of human existence.

However, despite seemingly insurmountable odds, all is not lost. Resilience is part of our collective DNA and we can — and must — summon it in order to imagine and create a better future.

This June, for the second annual Ideas + Action, SPUR brings together government leaders, international climate experts and environmental luminaries to examine how climate change resiliency intersects across the broad spectrum of urban policy. Join us as we seek to understand a necessary path forward to create a hopeful, sustainable, future for the Bay Area and beyond.

Panel: The Promise and Pitfalls of Capturing Carbon

At 10:00 a.m. PT on Wednesday, 23 June, please join Dr. Chichilnisky and other esteemed panelists for a lively moderated discussion on the promise and pitfalls of capturing carbon.

Until recently, the idea of pulling carbon directly from the air seemed to be a pipe dream, but new technologies and legislation are bringing it to reality. Can advances in carbon capture prove it to be a lynchpin in a framework for our cleaner future, or is it more prudent to instead focus on reducing emissions, thus making the need for carbon capture moot? Learn more about how new practices and technologies may radically change how we think about pollution.

  • Graciela Chichilnisky / Co-Founder, Global Thermostat
  • Giana Amador / Founder and Policy Director, Carbon180
  • Rajinder Sahota / Deputy Executive Officer of Climate Change and Research, California Air Resources Board
  • Ellie Cohen / CEO, The Climate Center

Global Energy Show – Shaping the Future of Energy


Panel: The Circular Carbon Economy: Building on Momentum In CCUS

The circular carbon economy has taken center stage as a whole system solution to manage carbon emissions. What are the emerging technologies and how are innovators capitalizing on this emerging business opportunity?

On 22 September 2021 at 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. MT, you will hear from Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky, our CEO and co-founder, joined by other distinguished panelists, for a lively moderated discussion.

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FT Energy Transition Strategies Summit

Panel: Negative emissions on the path to commercialisation and scale

Negative emissions technologies, to include carbon capture and storage (CCS), bio-energy CCS (BECCS), direct air capture (DAC), as well as nature-based solutions, are increasingly seen as having an important role to playing in reaching ambitious net-zero targets, but costs will need to come down a long way for them to be viable. Will they deliver on a scale and timeframe to make a difference? And are they merely a costly distraction to prolong the life of fossil fuels?

On 05 October 2021 at 8:20 – 9:00 a.m. ET, you will hear from Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky, our CEO and co-founder, joined by other distinguished panelists, for a lively discussion moderated by a FT editor.

Make sure to register now for this amazing virtual conference.

Warwick Economics Summit

February 5 – 7, 2021

The Warwick Economics Summit, a student-run international forum, brings together some of the world’s most revered and inspirational speakers.

The 20th Edition of the Warwick Economics Summit will be held online and will be an interactive three-day experience.

The Summit’s focus goes far beyond the field of economics, encompassing the broader spheres of the social sciences, including development, politics, journalism, and international relations. It is this wide scope and diversity that sets the Summit apart from other events, ensuring that it remains relevant and in tune with today’s wider issues.

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The packed agenda will include The Green Transition Panel, on Saturday, February 06, 2021 at 0900 – 1015 ET, featuring some of the world’s leading thinkers on climate, sustainability, and economics, including our very own Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky. Dr. Chichilnisky will be joined by other leading women in the industry:

  • Connie Hedegaard – Danish Politician and Former European Commissioner for Climate Action. She was also a Minister of Denmark for Climate and Energy
  • Kara Mangone – Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Sustainable Finance Group at Goldman Sachs. Previously, she led engagement with the firm’s investors on corporate governance and sustainability.
  • Anne Simpson – Managing Investment Director for Board Governance & Sustainability at CalPERS. In 2019, she was named as one of the 15 women leading the global fight on climate change by Time Magazine, and one of the 100 Most Influential Women in US Finance by Barron’s (Dow Jones) in 2020.
  • Chaired by Gillian Tett – Chair of the editorial board and editor-at-large, US of the Financial Times. In 2014, she was named Columnist of the Year in the British Press Awards and was the first recipient of the Royal Anthropological Institute Marsh Award. Tett’s past roles at the FT have included US managing editor, assistant editor, capital markets editor, deputy editor of the Lex column, Tokyo bureau chief, and a reporter in Russia and Brussels.

At last, humanity is beginning to come to terms with the harsh reality that the battle against climate change is one that threatens our very existence. The Green Transition Panel discusses the steps forward with both nuance and urgency. In an age of partisanship and division, global warming calls for global solutions. A discussion on the necessary conditions for governments, international institutions and intricately linked channels of trade and finance to fully shoulder their responsibility towards the planet will make for an intriguing and important conversation. The varying roles of developed and developing nations, preventing the effects of climate change from destroying the lives of the world’s poorest and the feasibility of a sustainable green transition are among the many crucial issues this panel will address.


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