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2008 IBI Conference (Newcastle, UK)

Biochar, Sustainability and Security in a Changing Climate

Newcastle, United Kingdom, September 8 - 10, 2008

"Biochar, Sustainability and Security in a Changing Climate", the second IBI international conference, had over 225 attendees from 31 different countries, over 70 presentations (both oral and poster), and three full days of sessions where attendees discussed and reviewed progress on biochar production and utilization; biochar research, development, and demonstration breakthroughs; policy and educational progress and gaps; and strategies for accelerating the development and deployment of biochar to help mitigate global warming.

The final conference agenda contains links to oral presentations.

Links to poster presentations can be found here.

Additionally, Professor Tim Flannery spoke to a packed auditorium on "Charcoals to Newcastle: A Solution to the Climate Problem". Click here for an open letter by Tim Flannery.

Other information:

 The IBI Conference in Newcastle is part of the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE) a world-wide program to ensure greater and more effective use by society of the knowledge accumulated by the world's 400,000 Earth scientists. The Year's ultimate goal is to help build safer, healthier, and wealthier societies around the globe. For more information on IYPE, please visit their website at: International Year of Planet Earth.