Carbon Dioxide Removal

Large-scale Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR), also known as negative emissions, or carbon drawdown, aims to address the primary human source of climate change by removing carbon dioxide permanently from the atmosphere to be stored underground or under the ocean floor. If deployed at a planetary scale, CDR could help prevent ocean acidification and slow the rate of global warming. CDR is not a substitute for rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions, which is essential under any scenario.

Governing Large-Scale Carbon Dioxide Removal:

Are we ready?


The policy briefs and report on governing large-scale carbon dioxide removal are also available in:

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Exploring the role of trees in large-scale carbon dioxide removal
Exploring the role of trees in large-scale carbon dioxide removal

Afforestation and reforestation, together with other nature-based approaches to CDR, have been gaining international attraction because of their huge potential to remove carbon from atmosphere but also due to the other prospective environmental and social benefits...

Carbon Dioxide Removal: Why Analyse its Governance Now?
Carbon Dioxide Removal: Why Analyse its Governance Now?

This webinar provides an overview of the main findings of the IPCC regarding large-scale CDR approaches and presents the scope of some of the main CDR techniques, both biological and technological. It also gives participants an overview of the potential benefits and...


In the interest of promoting global discussion about the need for governance of large-scale Carbon Dioxide Removal, C2G developed a set of icons representing these approaches, available to all to use freely.

The icons are available in png and svg file formats.

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