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Climate Thursday: Economic aspects and framework conditions

Henrik Wenzel, a professor at the University of Southern Denmark, specializes in environmental system analysis and design for optimizing large infrastructure systems like energy and waste management. He has expertise in alternative fuels for transportation and will lecture on climate change and the tragedy of the commons. Frederik Silbye, the Head of Analysis at the Danish Council on Climate Change, will discuss CO2 taxes as a key market regulatory instrument in his lecture. Nina Skaarup, the State Geologist at GEUS, will talk about CO2 underground storage, focusing on geological research and advisory work related to various environmental aspects.

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Thursday 5 October 2023,  at 08:00 - 09:30



08.00 - 08.30

Henrik Wenzel

Henrik Wenzel, Professor at Life Cycle Engineering, SDU

Henrik Wenzel is professor at the Center for Life Cycle Engineering, Department of Green Technology at University of Southern Denmark. His research focuses on environmental system analysis and system design aiming at optimizing large infrastructure systems such as energy systems and waste management systems in a holistic perspective. He has studied a large variety of alternative fuels for future transport including both biofuels and so-called electrofuels made from CO2 and hydrogen and has worked in close collaboration with key partners in aviation and shipping. 

Henrik will give a lecture on climate change and the tragedy of the commons. 

08.30 - 09.00

Frederik Silbye

Frederik Silbye, Head of Analysis at the secretariat of the Danish Council on Climate Change, PhD and M.Sc. in Economics from University of Copenhagen and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

He has been with the Council since it was founded in 2015 and has worked on almost every aspect of Danish and international climate policy. Previously, he has worked several years in the energy sector at DONG Energy (now Ørsted) and in management consulting at Rambøll.

Frederik will give a lecture on CO2 taxes as the key market regulative instrument. 

09.00 - 09.30

Nina Skaarup

Nina Skaarup, State Geologist, Head of Department for Geophysics and Sedimentary Basins at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS).

Nina Skaarup, Ph.D. in Geophysics, leads the CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) work at GEUS. GEUS was appointed by the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities to mature possible storage sites for CO2 onshore and nearshore Denmark, and GEUS has together with the Ministry and local municipalities selected 8 sites for further investigation in this first round for CCS sites. The investigation is primarily seismic data acquisition to make sure the storage structure is reliable and safe.

GEUS is an independent research and advisory Institution within the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities, and are the national geological data centre and undertakes research and consultant work related to water resources, energy, climate, nature, and minerals.

Nina will give a lecture on CO2 underground storage.