Carbon180 in 2021: New Challenges for a New Era

by Andrew Isaacs and Natàlia Costa i Coromina

In 2020, Carbon180 moved to Washington DC to focus increasingly on policy change that would catalyze carbon removal. President Joe Biden’s administration promised swift action to mitigate climate change. With Carbon180 releasing the first presidential transition book focused on carbon removal, the organization was poised to capitalize on its mission with politics on its side. However, optimism was tempered by realism about the limits of what could be achieved in Congress. Also, how receptive would US corporations be if green policies became legally enforceable? This case study is a continuation of 'Carbon180: Choosing a Winning Strategy for Carbon Removal.'

Learning Objectives

1) Understand and evaluate the opportunity that emerges with a change in public policy related to climate change and emissions. 2) Analyze the scalability and the potential for international reach of this philanthropic initiative. 3) Discuss the need for stakeholder coordination in order to achieve a common goal. 4) Approach the concept of divestment / Understand the business opportunity and need for a new economy.


Pub Date: April 1, 2022

Discipline: Sustainability

Subjects: Deforestation, Green business, Climate change, Sustainability

Product #: B6003-PDF-ENG

Industry: Environmental consulting services

Geography: United States

Length: 3 page(s)

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