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Today’s guest is Noah Deich, the Founder & Executive Director of Carbon180.


Carbon180 is a new breed of climate-focused NGO on a mission to fundamentally rethink carbon. They partner with policymakers, scientists and businesses around the globe to develop policy, promote research, and advance solutions that transform carbon from a liability to an asset. Their vision is to build a prosperous, carbon-conscious economy that removes more carbon from the atmosphere than we emit.


Noah is a cleantech professional with a passion for fighting climate change. Prior to founding Carbon180, Noah worked in consulting, and gained experience with environmental market and carbon offset modeling, financial valuation of renewable and fossil energy power plants, energy efficiency and demand response program design and implementation, and corporate social responsibility strategy assessments.


Noah received his M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and his B.A. from the University of Virginia, and his writing has been published in GreenBiz.


In this episode we discuss:



  • Carbon removal defined & why we need it

  • Carbon180 overview, history, etc

  • Where they are the journey today, the long vision, and what is coming next

  • Types of projects they work on, some examples, and how they measure success

  • State of carbon removal and where it needs to go

  • Some barriers holding it back and the best way to unlock faster progress

  • Role of policy vs innovation

  • Carbon 180’s role

  • How you and I can help

  • What else matters in the climate fight

  • Advice to people trying to find their lane


Links for topics discussed in this episode:



  • Noah Deich LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/noahdeich/

  • Noah Deich Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecarbonsink

  • Carbon180: https://carbon180.org/

  • National Academy of Science: http://www.nasonline.org/

  • Carbon removal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_dioxide_removal

  • Occidental Petroleum: https://www.oxy.com/Pages/default.aspx


I hope you enjoy the show!


You can find me on twitter @jjacobs22 or @mcjpod and via email at info@myclimatejourney.co, where I encourage you to share your feedback on episodes and suggestions for future topics or guests.

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