Governing Large-Scale Carbon Dioxide Removal: Are We Ready?

The IPCC SR 1.5°C bolsters the case for pursuing the lower end of the Paris Agreement’s temperature goal, and makes clear that it is no longer sufficient to reduce emissions alone – CO2 will also need to be removed from the atmosphere, on a scale never previously attempted. But is the international community prepared for the implementation of Carbon Dioxide Removal options at this unprecedented scale? This report finds that while a number of reporting rules and accounting practices are already in place with direct applicability to the implementation of CDR options, many governance gaps remain. You can find more information here.

Date Published
2018, December 02

M.J. Mace, Claire Fyson, Michiel Schaeffer, Bill Hare