The State of Carbon Dioxide Removal

Jun 6, 2024

The second edition of The State of Carbon Dioxide Removal is a collaboration among leading researchers and offers a comprehensive insight into the current status of carbon dioxide removal across the world.

The 2024 State of Carbon Dioxide Removal report, co-led by researchers at the University of Oxford, emphasizes the critical role of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) in meeting the 1.5°C Paris Agreement target. The report states that around 7 to 9 billion tonnes of CO2 per year will need to be removed from the atmosphere by 2050.

While close to 2 billion tonnes are currently being removed, mostly via trees, novel CDR methods such as biochar, enhanced rock weathering, direct air capture, etc. contribute to less than 0.1% of the total. The report highlights the need for a diverse range of CDR methods to be rapidly scaled up to address climate change and Paris targets.

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