Carbon Removal Basel 2023Carbon Removal Basel 2023
April 13, 2023

This was Carbon Removal Basel 2023

The summit brought together top experts and innovators in the space to discuss how to accelerate and scale high quality carbon removal and join forces to combat climate change. This inspiring day left us feeling truly motivated to continue on our mission of enabling trustworthy carbon removal at scale. We must all prioritize innovation and radical collaboration, which will maximize the impact we are creating. 

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We Walk the Talk

CDR Basel Footprint

We did the math: Carbon Removal Basel 2023 caused a total of 31.883 t of CO2e, including travel emissions from 160 attendees and speakers from all over the world. Carbonfuture compensated this CO2 footprint with a portfolio of durable CDR credits from biochar carbon removal projects in Germany and Austria. All retirement credits can be found here

Deep Dives

Panel Discussions & Keynotes

Pioneers

Meet Our Speakers

A special thank you to all of our speakers for sharing their fascinating insights!

Adam Sipthorpe
Senior Manager, Carbon Dioxide Removals at NextGen Facility (South Pole)
Berta Moya
Dr. Berta Moya
Carbon Removal Sourcing and Methodology Development at Carbonfuture
Eve Tamme
Eve Tamme
Managing Director, Climate Principles
Eli Mitchel Larson
Eli Mitchell-Larson
Chief Science & Advocacy Officer and Co-Founder of Carbon Gap
Fabien Ramos
Fabien Ramos
Carbon Removals Policy Officer at the European Commission
Florian Tiller
CEO at Ucaneo
Hans Peter Schmidt
Hans-Peter Schmidt
Founder and Research Director at Ithaka Institute
Henning Huenteler
Henning Huenteler
Expert Associate Partner at Bain & Company and Strategic Advisor at Maya Climate
Jan Minx
Dr. Jan Minx
Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, MCC and Co-Author of "The State of Carbon Dioxide Removal"
Lisa Braune
Head of CDR at neustark
Maria Elena Vorrath
Dr. Maria-Elena Vorrath
Geoscientist at the Institute for Geology, Hamburg University and Science Communicator
Marian Krüger
Marian Krüger
Co-Founder and Managing Director at remove
Marianne Tikkainen
Marianne Tikkanen
Co-Founder of Puro.earth
Maurice Bryson
Founder of Silicate
René Haas
Co-founder and CEO of NeoCarbon
Ruben Brands
CEO and Co-founder of SeaO2
Tito Jankowski
Tito Jankowski
CEO of AirMiners
Stephanie Bischof
Managing Director at Airfix
Tom Spencer
Tom Spencer
Environmental Management Specialist at Swiss Re
Travis Caddy
Travis Caddy
Associate at Evident
Ursula Finsterwald
Ursula Finsterwald
Head Group Sustainability Management at LGT Private Banking
Venna von Lepel
Venna von Lepel
Chief Carbon Officer & Chief Marketing Officer at Novocarbo
Carbon Removal Basel 2023

Agenda

10:00AM
Check-in
10:30AM
Opening Remarks
Hannes Junginger
CEO of Carbonfuture
10:45AM
Keynote “The State of Carbon Dioxide Removal”
Jan Minx
Jan Minx
Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, MCC and co-author of "The State of Carbon Dioxide Removal"
11:15AM
Panel Discussion “The Future of Carbon Removal Policy in Europe”
Sebastian Manhart
moderated by Sebastian Manhart
Senior Policy Advisor at Carbonfuture
Panelists
Eli Mitchel Larson
Eli Mitchell-Larson
Chief Science & Advocacy Officer and Co-Founder of Carbon Gap
Eve Tamme
Eve Tamme
Managing Director, Climate Principles
Fabien Ramos
Fabien Ramos
Carbon Removals Policy Officer at the European Commisson
Venna von Lepel
Venna von Lepel
Chief Carbon Officer & Chief Marketing Officer at Novocarbo
12:15PM
Carbon Removal Technology Presentations
Marian Krüger
moderated by Marian Krüger
Founder and Co-Lead of Carbon Removal ClimAccelerator and Decarbonization Lead at sus.lab, ETH Zurich
Speakers
Maurice Bryson
Founder of Silicate
René Haas
Co-founder and CEO of NeoCarbon
Ruben Brands
CEO and Co-founder of SeaO2
12:30PM
Lunch
1:45PM
Panel Discussion “Buyers' Perspective on a Carbon Market at Scale”
Dominic Lüdin
moderated by Dominic Lüdin
Chief Growth Officer at Carbonfuture
Panelists
Adam Sipthorpe
Senior Manager, Carbon Dioxide Removals at NextGen Facility (South Pole)
Henning Huenteler
Henning Huenteler
Expert Associate Partner at Bain & Company and Strategic Advisor at Maya Climate
Tom Spencer
Tom Spencer
Environmental Management Specialist at Swiss Re
Ursula Finsterwald
Ursula Finsterwald
Head Group Sustainability Management at LGT Private Banking
2:45PM
Keynote “How to Get to One Billion Tonnes Removed”
Tito Jankowski
Tito Jankowski
CEO of AirMiners and Carbon Removal Entrepreneur
3:00PM
Coffee Break
3:30PM
Panel Discussion “MRV and Standards as the Foundation of a Scalable CDR Market”
Anna Lehner
moderated by Anna Lehner
Standards and Methodology Expert at Carbonfuture
Panelists
Berta Moya
Berta Moya
Carbon Removal Sourcing and Methodology Development at Carbonfuture
Hans Peter Schmidt
Hans-Peter Schmidt
Research Director at Ithaka Institute
Marianne Tikkainen
Marianne Tikkanen
Co-Founder of Puro.earth
Travis Caddy
Travis Caddy
Associate at Evident
4:30PM
Keynote “A bio-geo-love story”
Maria Elena Vorrath
Maria-Elena Vorrath
Geoscientist at the Institute for Geology, Hamburg University and Science Communicator
4:45PM
Carbon Removal Technology Presentations
Marian Krüger
moderated by Marian Krüger
Founder and Co-Lead of Carbon Removal ClimAccelerator and Decarbonization Lead at sus.lab, ETH Zurich
Speakers
Lisa Braune
Head of CDR at neustark
Florian Tiller
CEO at Ucaneo
Stephanie Bischof
Managing Director at Airfix
5:00PM
Closing Remarks
Hannes Junginger
CEO of Carbonfuture
5:15PM
Closing Reception
Small group, big ideas

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