701-1346-00L  Climate Change Mitigation: Carbon Dioxide Removal

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersN. Gruber, C. Brunner
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


701-1346-00 GClimate Change Mitigation: Carbon Dioxide Removal2 hrs
Mon10:15-12:00CHN C 14 »
N. Gruber, C. Brunner

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AbstractFuture climate change can only kept within reasonable bounds when CO2 emissions are drastically reduced. In this course, we will discuss a portfolio of options involving the alteration of natural carbon sinks and carbon sequestration. The course includes introductory lectures, presentations from guest speakers from industry and the public sector, and final presentations by the students.
ObjectiveThe goal of this course is to investigate, as a group, a particular set of carbon mitigation/sequestration options and to evaluate their potential, their cost, and their consequences.
ContentFrom the large number of carbon sequestration/mitigation options, a few options will be selected and then investigated in detail by the students. The results of this research will then be presented to the other students, the involved faculty, and discussed in detail by the whole group.
Lecture notesNone
LiteratureWill be identified based on the chosen topic.
Prerequisites / NoticeExam: No final exam. Pass/No-Pass is assigned based on the quality of the presentation and ensuing discussion.
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesfostered
Techniques and Technologiesfostered
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesfostered
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Personal CompetenciesCreative Thinkingfostered
Critical Thinkingfostered
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersN. Gruber, C. Brunner
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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Places100 at the most
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is until 19.09.2023 only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupAtmospheric and Climate Science MSc (661000)
Environmental Sciences BSc (727000)
Environmental Sciences MSc (736000)
Doctorate Environmental Sciences (739002)
Waiting listuntil 29.09.2023

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