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Public funding could scale up Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR)* technologies, a new report by Perspectives Climate Research of the NET-RAPIDO project finds. While CDR does not replace the need to drastically cut back greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), an ensemble of CDR approaches could contribute to limiting global warming.
On December 10th 2020, NET-RAPIDO was present at the 12th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE). During this day, a panel was hosted to discuss the possibilities around the deployment of negative emissions technologies (NETs), to mitigate carbon emissions from sectors that have proven hardest to decarbonize as the world’s economies seek to transition to net-zero by 2050.
by Matthias Honegger, Axel Michaelowa, and Joyashree Roy / 25 November 2020 / Originally a guest post for the Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2C). When it comes to relatively novel mitigation approaches that seek to remove CO₂ from the atmosphere (Carbon Dioxide Removal, or CDR), experience regarding potential co-benefits and negative impacts is limited. In a new research paper published in Climate Policy, we mapped the potential implications that the scientific literature has identified to date, and where knowledge gaps remain.
On Wednesday 24th June, The British Embassy Helsinki and the research project “Negative emission technologies: readiness assessment, policy instrument design, options for governance and dialogue” (NET-RAPIDO) held the joint webinar ‘Driving Action for Carbon Neutrality: British Nordic Experiences of Negative Emissions Technologies in Practice’, sharing on-the-ground experiences with developing Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) in the UK, Finland and Sweden.
To contribute to understanding of how countries can implement Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) and how those efforts can be counted as part of their national commitments to achieve the Paris Agreement targets, the NET-RAPIDO project is launching the report ‘Net-Zero Emissions: the role of Carbon Dioxide Removal in the Paris Agreement’.
The NET-RAPIDO project will be joining the Negative Emissions Technology panel discussion at the 12th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2020) on December 10th, 16:00-17:00 (GMT+1).
On-the-ground experiences on the development of Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) were shared, in an exchange on parallel national processes in the UK and Nordic countries, which have the potential to impact pathways for the European and Global contexts. NET-RAPIDO’s research team was joined by Climate Policy expert Oras Tynkkynen, and panellists Ilkka Hannula, Fabian Levihn and Karl Smyth from pilots in the UK, Finland and Sweden.
Last December, NET-RAPIDO organised its first two events at the COP25 conference in Madrid, with the purpose of raising awareness on the debate on carbon removal, while presenting for the first time to the public the objectives of NET-RAPIDO.