Combining technology and nature to remove carbon and other harmful emissions from the atmosphere.
Negative emissions consist of a range of technologies and nature-based solutions that capture and permanently store CO2 and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. They offer a way to remove emissions that are currently impossible to entirely reduce in industries like aviation, agriculture and construction, and eventually begin to reverse the effects of climate change.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Climate Change Committee and Royal Society for Engineering all agree: negative emissions and greenhouse gas removal technologies are not only important, they are essential for the world to reach its climate targets.
There are a number of proven, scalable ways to do this.
Countries, industries and companies around the world have pledged to reach net zero. Government and independent body reports agree that this target will not be possible, in the timeframe needed to avert catastrophic climate change, without negative emissions.
Negative emissions are proven. Pilot programmes are underway for technologies like BECCS and DACCS, while new techniques and ideas are delivering nature-based solutions. With the right business models and government incentives, negative emissions can rapidly evolve from blueprints to meaningful emissions removals.
But, to deliver negative emissions at the scale needed to help countries reach the goals of the Paris Agreement, action is needed today.
This will take collaboration and commitments from governments and independent bodies around the world to unambiguously support negative emissions.
The Coalition for Negative Emissions has the expertise, experience and skill to deliver negative emissions on a global scale. We are calling on those that can support us to do so.
Together, we can deliver negative emissions and protect vital industries around the world.
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