Media alert - Cleaning up our carbon dioxide

The world needs to reduce the levels of greenhouses gases in the atmosphere by removing carbon dioxide from the air and storing it safely for the long-term, according to Professor Klaus Lackner from Arizona State University.

Professor Lackner, Director of the Centre for Negative Carbon Emissions at Arizona State University, is a pioneer and global leader in atmospheric carbon capture research and implementation.

He is in Australia for the Elizabeth and Frederick White Conference at ANU and will be giving a public lecture, hosted by the ANU Climate Change Institute. 

At the public lecture, Prof Lackner will discuss the opportunities – and complications – for redressing the global carbon balance via negative emissions technologies that remove CO2 and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and store them for the long-term.

“We need to start to think differently about climate change – it’s no longer enough to stop burning fossil fuels.  We need to change the paradigm on carbon and start looking at it as a waste management problem in the same way that we treat sewerage and garbage,’” said Professor Lackner.  

Media are invited to attend. 

Interviews can also be arranged with Professor Klaus Lackner. 


WHAT:   Cleaning up our carbon dioxide waste:  Technologies to achieve global climate targets

WHO:    Prof Klaus Lackner, Director of the Centre for Negative Carbon Emissions, Arizona State University, Dr Roslyn Prinsley, Head of Strategic Research Initiatives at ANU, Assoc Prof Penny King, Research School of Earth Sciences, ANU. 

WHEN: Thursday 6th September, 6-7.30pm

WHERE:  Copland Lecture Theatre, Australian National University. 25a Kingsley Street, Acton Act 2601

For interviews and media assistance, call the ANU media hotline on (02) 6125 7979.

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