12 episodes

The facts are clear - the planet is heating up because of the carbon dioxide emissions humans are putting into the atmosphere.


Even if we stopped all CO2 emissions today, we would still need to remove carbon we've already put in the atmosphere to hit global temperature targets.


Join Emily Swaddle and Tom Previte as they explore the world of carbon removal. What is it? Why is it necessary? How does it work? Who is doing what already? And what's next for this critical pillar in reversing climate change?


We dive into the problems and their solutions, including:


How and when to plant treesSoil and innovative farming practicesCutting edge carbon removal technology

We look at the challenge of attaining widespread adoption of carbon removal technologies and practices, and how to make governments and corporations turn carbon removal into a reality.


Along the way we be speaking to the world-leading scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs who are working to make carbon removal a widespread reality.


To follow all of our research on carbon removal, head to restored.cc.


This podcast is sponsored by Patch.io

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The facts are clear - the planet is heating up because of the carbon dioxide emissions humans are putting into the atmosphere.


Even if we stopped all CO2 emissions today, we would still need to remove carbon we've already put in the atmosphere to hit global temperature targets.


Join Emily Swaddle and Tom Previte as they explore the world of carbon removal. What is it? Why is it necessary? How does it work? Who is doing what already? And what's next for this critical pillar in reversing climate change?


We dive into the problems and their solutions, including:


How and when to plant treesSoil and innovative farming practicesCutting edge carbon removal technology

We look at the challenge of attaining widespread adoption of carbon removal technologies and practices, and how to make governments and corporations turn carbon removal into a reality.


Along the way we be speaking to the world-leading scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs who are working to make carbon removal a widespread reality.


To follow all of our research on carbon removal, head to restored.cc.


This podcast is sponsored by Patch.io

    NEWS: What's next for The Carbon Removal Show?

    NEWS: What's next for The Carbon Removal Show?

    Good news! The Carbon Removal Show will be coming back for another season this summer.


    We want to make it as interesting, entertaining and educational as possible for all of you so we're asking you to let us know your thoughts about Season 1,


    Head to restored.cc/feedback to let us know what you think!

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    #9 | What's next for carbon removal... and how can I help?

    #9 | What's next for carbon removal... and how can I help?

    Now you've discovered what carbon removal is all about, what are you going to do next?


    In this finale, we have brought together a mix of carbon removal-related inspiration:


    An interactive game to help us all understand the road to gigaton-scale carbon removalA reflection on how COP26 left the carbon removal space (spoiler - we really do need it and we really do need it now)An array of stories from our guests of how they found their groove in the carbon removal spaceOur top tips for how you can continue your carbon removal journey, whatever stage you're at

    Thank you for tuning in to season 1 of The Carbon Removal Show - we hope you've enjoyed it as much as we've enjoyed making it! Please like, subscribe, and tell a friend (or several) about the show. Oh, and do get in touch with us on Twitter, and subscribe to our weekly newsletter.


    We can't wait to join you again soon for season 2!


    Many thanks to our excellent guests throughout this series. In this episode, we hear again from Aldyen Donnelly (of episode 3 fame), Harriet Rix (episode 2), Diego Saez-Gil (episode 2), Apoorv Sinha (episode 7) and Katherine Romanak (episode 5).


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    To learn more about The Carbon Removal Show, including further reading, sources from the episode, and our free newsletter head to: https://restored.cc/


    Thanks to Patch for sponsoring the podcast.

    • 41 min
    #8 | Perceptions: how do we think and talk about carbon?

    #8 | Perceptions: how do we think and talk about carbon?

    What we do about climate change may be one of the biggest questions of our generation. Everyone should be able to have their say. This means we need to start having conversations in earnest to understand how we really think and feel about carbon removal.


    But these conversations about carbon removal may feel uncomfortable, a sad reflection on where we find ourselves and a dangerous distraction from the hard task of decarbonisation. How can we balance these concerns with others' hard-headed optimism to grow an industry we're all on board with?


    Let's not forget too that research suggests a poor general understanding of carbon removal across the board, alongside a whole host of preconceptions about an industry that's barely off its feet. What can we learn from this?


    And, of course, no conversation is free from choices around the language we use. Lingo, jargon - call it what you like, this space is full of it! And how we choose to deploy it may have real impacts for how people understand and build expectations of carbon removal (or maybe we should say "rebalancing the carbon cycle"?)


    Join Emily, Emily, Tom, Tom, Mike and all their mics to take a step back and check in on how we're thinking and feeling about everything we've learnt so far.


    Many thanks to our excellent guests in this episode:


    Mike Childs, Head of Science, Policy and Research at Friends of the EarthEmily Cox, Research Associate in environmental policy and social psychology at Cardiff UniversityTom Mansfield, Founder and Director at Pale Blue Perspective

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    To learn more about The Carbon Removal Show, including further reading, sources from the episode, and our free newsletter head to: https://restored.cc/


    Thanks to Patch for sponsoring the podcast.

    • 54 min
    #7 | Fundraising and finance: how do we scale up carbon removal?

    #7 | Fundraising and finance: how do we scale up carbon removal?

    "It's not going to take a few dozen, or a few hundred, or a couple thousand people working on this. We're going to need many more people working on this." (Marcius Extavour)


    These days, we talk about carbon removal at the scale of tonnes - hundreds...even thousands of them. Over the coming decades, we will likely need to be talking at the scale of billions. So how do we get there?


    And how can a young carbon removal business progress from "one small step" to many giant leaps towards healing humankind's climate conundrum?


    In this episode, join Emily and Tom as we ponder a new carbon removal business, and search for the support that could get it off the ground. Marcius from XPRIZE lets us in on how we can get our slice of Elon Musk's $100m pie; Patricia from the Carbon Removal Centre opens our eyes to a community raring to go; and Brennan from Patch gives us the key to unlock the potential of carbon marketplaces. Let the air mining rush begin...


    Many thanks to our excellent guests in this episode:


    Marcius Extavour, Vice President, Energy & Climate at XPRIZEPatricia Silva, Co-founder and Non-Executive Director at the Carbon Removal Centre & Investment and Deal Management at Green Angel SyndicateBrennan Spellacy, Co-founder and CEO of Patch

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    To learn more about The Carbon Removal Show, including further reading, sources from the episode, and our free newsletter head to: https://restored.cc/


    Thanks to Patch for sponsoring the podcast

    • 50 min
    #6 | Utilisation and marketplaces: how to reimagine carbon

    #6 | Utilisation and marketplaces: how to reimagine carbon

    For carbon removal to thrive under capitalism, we need thriving carbon removal businesses. And thriving carbon removal businesses need an income - but who's paying? Can a service like this, operating for the good of humanity, really work in a world that revolves around money?


    That's the crux of this week's episode.


    Carbon marketplaces offer one model: buy and sell carbon on the open market in the form of credits. It sounds straightforward enough, until you realise that no two tonnes of carbon removed from the atmosphere are the same. Plus, doesn't this kind of system just give greenwashing companies a licence to pollute?


    Utilisation of carbon, rather than storage, is another potential revenue generator. Take your captured carbon, pop it in your product and sell on at a healthy margin. We focus on concrete here (for good reason), though the possibilities really are endless. But beyond the wow factor, does it bring the climate benefits we need?


    Many thanks to our excellent guests in this episode:


    Sophie PurdomAndrew ShebbeareRob NivenApoorv Sinha

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    To learn more about The Carbon Removal Show, including further reading, sources from the episode, and our free newsletter head to: https://restored.cc/


    Thanks to Patch for sponsoring the podcast

    • 52 min
    #5.5 | A short break

    #5.5 | A short break

    We're taking a short mid-season break this week but don't worry, we'll be back next week.


    In this short bonus episode to tide you over, Tom and Emily discuss what we've learned so far and where we'll be going next.


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    To learn more about The Carbon Removal Show, including further reading, sources from the episode, and our free newsletter head to: https://restored.cc/


    Thanks to Patch for sponsoring the podcast.

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Js111377 ,

Thumbs up 👍

A great review of carbon reduction opportunities which people far and wide can adopt

henry pescod ,

Great podcast!

Thought provoking and important content on the biggest challenge of our times, interesting guests, well edited.

Casselso ,

Very interesting and great primer!

Great podcast and exploration of all things to do with carbon removal, I found it informative and well paced, I found out lots of things I didn’t know and it made me feel excited for some of the future innovations in the space.

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