Returning on June 6, 2023
About the Direct Air Capture Summit
Climeworks' Direct Air Capture Summit is a one-of-a-kind platform featuring business, technology, scientists, and policy experts. Key players collaborating and discussing high-quality carbon removal solutions help drive the scale-up the industry needs. The fourth edition is returning on June 6, 2023, and will focus on advancing high-quality carbon removal solutions that are net-negative, additional, verifiable, and permanent. Register here.
Climeworks' co-founder and co-CEO Jan Wurzbacher presenting at the Direct Air Capture Summit 2022
Advancing high-quality carbon removal solutions
Carbon removals and direct air capture are at a turning point. Guided by climate science, the need to permanently remove CO₂ from the air, in addition to drastic emissions reductions, has reached a new level of attention from governments, media, and businesses throughout the past months. However, the marathon to build a carbon removal industry that successfully operates at gigaton scale has only just begun.
We strongly believe in the need to scale solutions that are net-negative, additional, verifiable, and combined with durable storage/permanence. These quality criteria have always been at the core of Climeworks’ mission, and they will take center stage at this year’s summit.
To help advance such high-quality carbon removal solutions, Climeworks is excited to host its fourth Direct Air Capture Summit, which will take place on June 6, 2023, in Zurich, Switzerland, and online.
Our exciting line-up
Since 2020, Climeworks’ Direct Air Capture Summit has been a unique platform for the industry’s key players to come together. This year, we have put together a line-up of some of the most inspiring and knowledgeable people in the direct air capture space, and more broadly in carbon dioxide removal and sustainability, for a combination of insightful and inspirational keynotes, panels and conversations.
We are thrilled to reveal the first list of the Direct Air Capture Summit 2023 speakers and moderators!
- Anca Gurzu, Cipher
- Anu Khan, Carbon180
- Christian Braneon, Carbon Direct
- Christoph Gebald, Climeworks
- Claire Nelson, Columbia University
- Erin Burns, Carbon180
- Eve Tamme, Climate Principles
- Giana Amador, Carbon Removal Alliance
- Greg Nemet, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Helen Bray, Puro.earth
- Howard Herzog, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- James Mwangi, Africa Climate Ventures
- Jan Wurzbacher, Climeworks
- Julio Friedmann, Carbon Direct
- Marcius Extavour, TIMECO2
- Mischa Repmann, SwissRe
- Na'im Merchant, Carbon Removal Canada
- Natalia Dorfman, Kita
- Noah Deich, Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, U.S. Department of Energy
- Prof. Lord Nicholas Stern, The Grantham Institute
- Rachel Delacour, Sweep
- Rich Lesser, BCG
- Simone H. Stewart, National Wildlife Federation
- Ted Christie-Miller, BeZero Carbon
- Ugbaad Kosar, Carbon180
We are honored to be able to bring together the contributions of these speakers and moderators, and look forward to welcome our guests on June 6th 2023 in Zurich and online.
What the summit focused on in previous years
In 2022, the focus was on scaling the direct air capture industry: we explored why direct air capture must scale to an industry starting now and what the key enablers are. Pioneering corporate players, thought leaders, and politicians talked about the role that direct air capture can play in the future. The one-day event included multi-dimensional tech, business, and policy viewpoints.
Watch the wrap-up of last year's summit: