It is clear that the problem of atmospheric CO2 accumulation will not simply go away. Fossil fuel usage is not likely to cease any time soon, either in industrialized or less-developed countries. Therefore, a variety of strategies are needed to reduce CO2 emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere in order to mitigate the potential effects of climate change. One possible mechanism for climate change mitigation is carbon sequestration, the facilitated redistribution of carbon from the air to soils, terrestrial biomass, geologic formations, and the oceans. For semi-arid and sub-humid regions of the world, carbon sequestration in soils represents the most promising option for climate change mitigation. The USGS/EROS Data Center is currently involved in two projects that focus on the process — and potential — of carbon sequestration in soils as a climate change mitigation strategy.
The CSLF met most recently in April 2006 in New Delhi, India. Highlights of the meeting included: the CSLF Policy Group approved a CSLF Strategic Plan and the CSLF Strategic Plan is a very high-level document that contains a statement of desired outputs in six areas: Carbon Capture and Storage Technology Development and Deployment, Policy and Legal Framework, Capacity Building, Public Awareness and Acceptability, Involving Stakeholders, and Collaborating with Others. Over the next few months, the Strategic Plan will be further developed to contain specific activities and schedules necessary to achieve those outputs.
section1=CSequestration section2=Events Fifth Annual Conference on Carbon Capture & Sequestration http://www.carbonsq.com/ The Editor. 2006.
The Fifth Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration was held 8-11 May 2006 in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.A. After the launching of the Climate Change Science Program, DOE established a government-wide Climate Change Technology Program to complement the science initiative and work on technologies to mitigate climate change, possibly caused by carbon emissions. Following that action, the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum was created to facilitate U.S. cooperation with the international community to work to develop carbon capture, separation, and sequestration technologies that would allow developed and ‘emerging economy’ nations to utilize their vast fossil resources, but in a manner that would reduce carbon intensity. The 2006 conference was an important event that involved scientific and technological information on ways to reduce carbon emissions by utilizing carbon capture, transmission, or sequestration methods. See also the DOE Office of Science Carbon Sequestration Web site (http://cdiac2.ornl.gov/) and CSITE (http://csite.ornl.gov/).
section1=CSequestration section2=Events Climate Change Technology: Engineering Challenges and Solutions in the 21st Century http://www.ccc2006.ca/ The Editor. 2005.
The purpose of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) Conference 2006 is to: 1) advance the understanding and applications of Engineering to meet social and ecological challenges resulting from the impacts of climate change and 2) to provide the solutions needed to mitigate and adapt to climate change and its associated social and environmental consequences. The conference will provide opportunities for engineers and specialists in climate change monitoring, mitigation and adaptation to network and exchange views.