Permafrost Carbon Feedback (PCF) Intervention Roadmap Dialogues
March 4 (10am-11:30am PST): Opening Dialogue: Why Permafrost Carbon Matters
March 11 (10am-11:30am PST): Avoiding Permafrost Thaw: Managing Temperature
March 18 (10am-11:30am PST): Managing Emissions from Permafrost Thaw
March 25 (9am-10:30am PST): Permafrost Carbon Feedback: Priorities for Research, Policy and Investment
Please select below which Dialogues you plan to attend, and book a 'ticket' for each.
WHY HOST THESE DIALOGUES?
- As the permafrost thaws due to the rapid increase in Arctic temperatures, embedded microbes act on the organic carbon and release large volumes of CO2 and methane.
- This is the permafrost carbon feedback (PCF): warming promotes thaw, which liberates greenhouse gases, causing more warming, and so on.
- The volume of these gases threatens to derail global attempts to meet Carbon Budgets, substantially moving up the goal post for global decarbonization.
- International collaboration is lacking to face up to PCF, or deploy potential mitigation methods.
WHAT IS THE PERMAFROST CARBON FEEDBACK (PCF) ACTION GROUP?
- A private sector, non-partisan Group dedicated to accelerating action on PCF.
- The PCF Action Group is a Canadian team of entrepreneurs, scientists, permafrost engineers, politicians, administrators and writers with demonstrated experience committed to addressing PCF within the global decarbonization effort.
- The Group has assembled global expertise in PCF science, policy, indigenous leadership, climate modeling, and climate technologies in four interactive Dialogues – the first of their kind, bringing PCF to the forefront of the carbon budget discussion.
WHAT ARE THE OUTCOMES SOUGHT?
- Advance knowledge and alert stakeholders to the urgency and impacts of the PCF to carbon budgets and the challenges of meeting NetZero 2050 targets.
- Recognize the geopolitical implications of the developing PCF.
- Recognize the inherent impact of permafrost thaw and PCF on Northern infrastructure, communities, and way of life.
- Provide a platform and stimulate action to foster PCF solutions that complement (not replace) necessary global decarbonization efforts.
- Develop pathways to engagement and partnership with Northern communities, governments, and agencies.
- Alert northern governments to the future costs of inaction and mitigation of the PCF.
- Support collaboration to facilitate research on scope, development, and deployment of solutions; and cost-sharing.
- Identify and rank feasible interventions to the PCF.
- Assist agencies to develop strategies to mitigate PCF.
- Develop the business plan for an international PCF Agency and Task Force.