CDRmare hosts a Science-Policy Breakfast in Berlin

On 29.09.22 a CDRmare science policy event took place at the State Representation of Schleswig-Holstein in Berlin. In the early morning hours, arround 40 stakeholders from politics, society and industry came together to get information about marine CDR methods that can help to achieve the 1.5° target.

The State Secretary of the SH State Representation Sandra Gerken and the Parliamentary State Secretary of the BMBF Mario Brandenburg opened the event. Afterwards, CDRmare co-speaker Andreas Oschlies introduced the CDRmare research mission, followed by a presentation of Oliver Geden (ASMASYS & CDRSynTra) on the political relevance of marine CDR methods. Moderated by Julia Pongratz (coordinator of CDRterra & CDRSynTra), the panelists Oliver Geden, Gregor Rehder (co-speaker of CDRmare & coordinator ASMASYS), Ilka Wagner (BMUV) and Fabian Stichtenoth (Fridays For Future e.V.) discussed different aspects of marine CDR methods and their public awareness. After the closing remarks by Robin Mesarosch (MdB SPD) and Laura Kraft (MdB Die Grünen), a lively exchange took place at the different topic tables on marine CO2 storage, “Blue Carbon”, alkalinity enhancement in the ocean, artificial upwelling as well as legal and political issues of marine CDR.

CDRmare thanks all participants for the successful event!