CDR Industry Responds to ScrutinyCDR Industry Responds to Scrutiny
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CDR Industry Responds to Scrutiny

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CDR Industry Responds to Scrutiny


As CDR’s notoriety increases, so too does the scrutiny upon it. Carbon removal companies are beginning to deploy in communities, and are facing local concerns about the effect their projects will have communities. As these companies work to communicate the benefits of their projects, a CDR trade group is announcing a new program to help companies responsibly deploy carbon removal.

Scrutiny of CDR continues in the press as well.

An article from Reuters tracked the growing effort to standardize and legitimize CDR as startups and marketplaces try to attract large corporate buyers, showing that the industry is now front and center on business pages worldwide.

And the year’s biggest climate event is around the corner. A group of CDR organizations, including one led by today’s guest, are working to ensure the industry is ready as the global climate spotlight prepares to turn on them. The debates over CDR at COP28 will surely be contentious, and we’ll hear about a new effort to make the carbon removal community ready for when that happens.

Locally, and globally, from communities to newsrooms to international bodies, CDR is under scrutiny like never before. In this episode, we’re discussing what the industry can do to respond and continue to grow.

On this episode we’re joined today by Ben Rubin, the Carbon Business Council’s Executive Director, a trade organization representing over 100 CDR businesses. Welcome, Ben.

We’re also joined by our regular policy panelist, Susan Su, a partner focused on climate investing at TOBA Capital. She also serves as a board member of the Carbon Business Council and a board advisor to the Environmental Voter Project.

On This Episode

Ben Rubin

Susan Su

Asa Kamer


Carbon Business Council


Confidence Ebbs in Carbon Markets- article

Study: 13% of Renewable Projects that Face Opposition are Completed

Reuter’s ‘Wild West’ article

“Three Big Letters in CDR are MRV”

NextGen CDR Facility

Carbon Removals at COP

Our Episode with Sebastian Manhart

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