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Call for experts to participate in the IPCC Scoping Meeting on the carbon dioxide removal technologies and carbon capture utilization and storage | deadline: 10 July

Please submit your nomination to the ISC by 10 July.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has invited the International Science Council to nominate experts to participate in the scoping meeting for an IPCC Methodology Report on the Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies and Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage, to be held by the IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI), and tentatively scheduled for the second half of October 2024. The venue will be confirmed shortly.

This scoping meeting will make a recommendation on the Scope of the Methodology Report for consideration by the IPCC Panel in early 2025. Following the decision of governments, a Methodology Report shall be prepared through the course of four Lead Author Meetings with the final report to be considered for acceptance by the IPCC Panel by the end of 2027.

Please note that the work of the workshop will be conducted in English.


Background

The IPCC Working Group III (WGIII) on Mitigation of Climate Change contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) states that “The deployment of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) to counterbalance hard-to-abate residual emissions is unavoidable if net zero CO2 or GHG emissions are to be achieved” and provides a summary of the role for CDR technologies in future mitigation pathways (Table TS.7).

The 2006 IPCC Guidelines for the preparation of national inventories provide methods for the estimation of emissions from carbon capture, utilization and storage activities, however, after 20 years, a review is timely given the emergence of new technologies and new empirical data.

With these circumstances in mind, the IPCC Panel at its 60th Session, in January 2024, requested the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI) to develop a Methodology Report on Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies, Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage, Decision IPCC-LX-9 para 7.


Profiles sought

Experts selected to participate in the Scoping Meeting will have expertise in relation to the estimation of sinks or sources from:

  1. Direct air carbon dioxide capture and storage (DACCS)
  2. Bioenergy carbon capture and storage
  3. Carbon dioxide capture, utilisation and storage
  4. Concrete carbonation
  5. Enhanced weathering
  6. Ocean alkalinity enhancement
  7. Blue carbon management in coastal wetlands
  8. Soil carbon sequestration in crop and grasslands
  9. Peatland and coastal wetland restoration
  10. Biochar
  11. Ocean fertilization
  12. Wastewater treatment/ wastewater alkalinity
  13. Forestry
  14. or other carbon dioxide removal technologies not specified above

With respect to aspects of carbon capture, utilization and storage expertise, selected experts will have expertise in relation to the estimation of sources or sinks from:

  1. Carbon dioxide capture
  2. Carbon dioxide transport
  3. Carbon dioxide injection
  4. Carbon dioxide storage
  5. Carbon dioxide use:
    a. Enhanced oil, gas, coal bed methane recovery
    b. Production of chemicals
    c. Production of other products

How to nominate

The ISC invites all relevant experts to submit their nominations, including:

  • One completed nomination form per nominee
  • Nominee’s CV (maximum 4 pages) in pdf format

Please note:

  • The nomination form has 2 tabs (“Information” and “Expertise and Publication”), and both tabs need to be filled in
  • All mandatory information in the nomination form (indicated by *) must be filled
  • All nominations should clearly indicate the field of expertise of the nominee: please select at least one field of expertise. The maximum number of expertise that can be checked is eight.

As the ISC needs to review all nominations and upload them, please submit the completed nomination form together with your CV by 10 July to Katsia Paulavets, Senior Science Officer at katsia.paulavets@council.science.


Contact

Katsia Paulavets

Katsia Paulavets

Senior Science Officer

International Science Council

Katsia Paulavets

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