Vivian Scott

University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom

A researcher at the University of Edinburgh, Vivian Scott works on carbon capture and storage (CCS), energy and climate policy, and assessing the potential and consequences of 'negative emissions' technologies and approaches to support mitigation.

His research focuses on technical and policy development to support deep decarbonisation of the economy, the potential for CCS principals and technologies to be applied to manage carbon in the climate system; understanding the development of climate and energy policy and the interaction between technical and political perspectives; and understanding the role and implications of large amounts of CO2 or carbon removal and storage on the climate system. He is co-leader of the Carbon Dioxide Removal Model Inter-comparison project (CDR-MIP). More generally, he is interested in the interactions between society, the carbon cycle and climate system, and the inter-generational responsibilities and feedbacks these generate.