Senior Research Fellow
The New School
June Sekera is a visiting scholar at The New School for Social Research, a senior research fellow at Boston University’s Global Development Policy Center, and a senior research associate at the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at University College London. She is a public policy scholar and researcher whose work for the past three years has been focused on policy with regard to one particular form of climate change intervention: reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide. She initiated and directed a project to investigate the scientific literature on industrial carbon removal methods in order to evaluate their effectiveness using a standard of "collective biophysical need." The results were published in 2020 in Biophysical Economics and Sustainability: "Assessing Carbon Capture: Public Policy, Science and Societal Need; A review of the literature on industrial carbon removal." The findings included the discovery that, in the U.S., federal and state governments are offering subsidies for mechanical carbon removal methods that emit more CO2 into the air than they remove.