Climate Restoration Research Workshop was open to faculty, students, and staff interested in developing a research agenda around climate restoration. The concept of climate restoration refers to all strategies related to removing carbon from the environment. The workshop kicked off ERI’s Climate Restoration Initiative.
All fields of study are needed to ensure effective, feasible, and sustainable strategies are designed and adopted. Attendees built on strengths at the university and intersections between fields of study were explored. The workshop helped the university articulate a research agenda supportive of a actionable outcomes and of interest to community partners such as governments, business leaders, and public service organizations.
The Climate Restoration Research Workshop represents a gathering of ongoing research and visioning for continued support for sustainability and resilience research at the university. We invite you to review materials generated from the event and stay connected as the initiative builds.
The event featured a panel of three invited speakers highlighting areas of expertise including: Economics and Governance, Technological Frontiers, and the Biophysical Dimensions of carbon pollution sequestration and storage.
Invited Guest Panelists
David John HayesAdjunct Professor of Law Executive Director, State Energy and Environmental Impact Center at NYU School of Law
The panel was followed by a series of flash-talks by UVA faculty. The remainder of the day was spent developing impactful research themes, and eliciting input from attendees on prospective resource requirements, incentive alignment, funding opportunities, and additional faculty members currently unidentified.