Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time. Keeping the climate safe for future generations will require a multilateral approach and trillions of dollars toward mitigation, adaptation, and restoration activities.

The Wharton Club of the National Capital Region (WCNCR) is pleased to announce the virtual Climate Change Conference from October 18-21, 2021, to increase awareness, examine core topics of climate change, and open doors for new opportunities and collaboration.

Global Thermostat’s own, Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky, co-founder and CEO, will be the lead panelist on October 20 at 11:20 a.m. – Commercial Climate Restoration Solutions. Joining the conversation with Dr. Chichilnisky is Brent Constantz, CEO of Blue Planet, Dr. Peter Wadhams, Emeritus Professor of Ocean Physics, and Head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, with Ms. Erica Dodds, COO of Foundation for Climate Restoration, serving as the moderator.

Panel 1: Commercial Climate Restoration Solutions, 11:20 a.m.

Meeting the Paris climate goals will require more than just a shift to renewable energy. The mitigation efforts to reduce CO2 emissions will slow down global warming but will not stop it because more CO2 will be added to the atmosphere by the time we achieve net-zero CO2 emission. Given the current geopolitical situation, it is also doubtful that we would reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Even if all signatories follow the Paris climate accord, global warming of 1.5 degrees C to 2 degrees C would have devastating effects. Thus, efforts to sequester additional carbon through climate restoration are required to make the climate safe and healthy. This panel will give an overview of the scalable and marketable solutions to remove large quantities of CO2 from the atmosphere. You will hear from the innovators and entrepreneurs a few restoration solutions with the potential to remove billions of tons of CO2 from the atmosphere while creating marketable products from the sequestered CO2.