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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’.
Blog post: Negative Emissions Technologies – stuck between “Geoengineering” and lacklustre climate commitments
By Matthias Honegger, Research Associate, Perspectives Climate Research. While some countries are discussing concrete policy proposals toward incentivizing the application of NETs, these discussions are at an early stage and the general level of enthusiasm is rather limited. Why is this so?
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.