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Defining Carbon Removal for Policy

Defining Carbon Removal for Policy

Full Title: Defining Carbon Removal for Policy
Author(s): Toby Bryce, Ben Rubin and Isabella Corpora
Publisher(s): Carbon Business Council
Publication Date: May 16, 2023
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Description (excerpt):

Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) is an essential pillar of climate action, along with strong prioritization of steep emissions reductions and adaptation to our already rapidly changing climate. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) defines CDR as purposeful human activity to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and durably store it in geological, terrestrial, or ocean reservoirs, or in products. Definitions of CDR in some policies to date have been incomplete and narrowly focused on specific CDR approaches. The Carbon Business Council strongly favors a clear and consistent definition of CDR for policy that is method-neutral, criteria-based, and IPCC-aligned, to support the portfolio of CDR approaches that the world will need to meet our climate goals.

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