Video: C2GDiscuss: From net-zero to net-negative: policy implications for Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR)

„According to IPCC, large-scale Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) is required in all of its pathways to limit global warming to 1.5oC with limited or no overshoot. CDR methods vary and include the use of nature-based approaches, such as afforestation and enhancing wetlands, or engineering-based approaches to directly capture CO2. At scale, they all present potential benefits and risks of negative side-effects and pose significant governance challenges, and many governance gaps exist. Discussions around CDR governance, in particular on nature-based approaches to CDR as well as direct air carbon capture and storage, have recently gained growing interest in light of the wave of net-zero pledges by governments, companies and other actors over the last two years. However, important knowledge gaps persist around the role CDR could play in achieving net-negative emissions after net-zero to deliver the Paris Agreement’s goals. This C2GDiscuss will explore issues such as, what needs to be done now to have CDR functioning by the time we need it; how can the full potential of CDR be realized as a climate response whilst making sure that the co-benefits are maximized, and trade-offs minimized in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).“