The Imperative for Immediate Carbon Dioxide Removal Action

Carbon dioxide removal must begin on a large scale immediately to meet climate targets, according to experts and policy reports.

Experts highlight the neglect of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) since the Paris agreement, citing the urgent need for significant CDR to achieve the 'well below 2°C' global warming target. Current pathways indicate the necessity for removing 100 billion to 1 trillion tonnes of CO2 before 2100 to avoid the most severe impacts of climate change. To correct delayed emissions reduction, massive investments in CDR technologies are required, yet the world is far behind on these efforts.