Greenhouse Gas Removal: Getting it right for people and the planet

Date Thursday 12 May 2022
Time 17:30 - 18:30
IET London: Savoy Place

2 Savoy Place 




Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) is considered to be key for reaching net zero and halting climate change. But many of the techniques for removing greenhouse gases such as CO₂ from the atmosphere are unproven at large scale and may carry other risks. 

This public panel discussion, taking place at the IET in London and online, will explore key questions around this new industry, including: 

  • How should Greenhouse Gas Removal be pursued? 
  • How can the public have a say as the UK scales up GGR? 
  • What are the potential benefits? 
  • How can people who are affected by GGR, such as farmers or local communities, be supported? 
  • And who should pay for it? 

This interactive event will bring together an audience to discuss, debate and discover different viewpoints on GGR, with the aim of getting it right for both people and the planet. 

Hosted by Emily Swaddle of the Carbon Removal Show podcast.

With our panel: 

  • Dr Rob Bellamy, Lecturer in Climate and Society at the University of Manchester and lead on responsible innovation at CO₂RE
  • Dr Amiera Sawas, Programmes and Research Director, Climate Outreach
  • Dr Nem Vaughan, Associate Professor in Climate Change, University of East Anglia


This hybrid event is taking place at IET London: Savoy Place and online. You can select how to join when you sign up.


Spaces for in person attendance are limited so please register soon. Once you register, we will confirm your place by email.

This event is part of the UK Greenhouse Gas Removal Event: Current Innovations & Future Directions, taking place on 12 and 13 May in the same venue (by invitation only), organised by the two major UKRI-funded GGR research programmes – the Greenhouse Gas Removal Programme (GGR-A) and the Greenhouse Gas Removal Demonstrators Programme (GGR-D).