Monat: Oktober 2022

4th Annual Global Climate Restoration Forum Workshop: Advancing R&D in Ocean-based CDR

by Foundation of Climate Restoration on, 27 min

The most-attended workshop of this year’s F4CR’s Fourth Annual Global Climate Restoration Forum (September 13-14, 2022) was „Advancing R&D in Ocean-based CDR (carbon dioxide removal)“ facilitated by Sarah Mastroni and Nikhil Neelakantan from Ocean Visions. In this workshop, they focused on how to balance the need to build social acceptance of ocean-based carbon removal projects with the need for swift and decisive action.


Jacquemont et al. (2022): Ocean conservation boosts climate change mitigation and adaptation

Juliette Jacquemont, Robert Blasiak, Chloé Le Cam, Maël Le Gouellec, Joachim Claudet IN: One Earth 5 (10), P1126-1138, Review,

The author´s meta-analysis demonstrates that marine conservation can significantly enhance carbon sequestration, coastal protection, biodiversity, and the reproductive capacity of marine organisms as well as fishers’ catch and income. Most of these benefits are only achieved in fully or highly protected areas and increase with MPA age. Although MPAs alone cannot offset all climate change impacts, they are a useful tool for climate change mitigation and adaptation of social-ecological systems.


New mapping tool to support the search for high-quality nature-based carbon credits


An interactive mapping software that will support the prospecting, development and management of nature-based carbon credit projects worldwide was launched on 22 September at the World Economic Forum – Champions for Nature event in New York during Climate Week NYC 2022. The open-accessplatform (, dubbed the Carbon Prospecting Dashboard, was jointly developed by the Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions (CNCS), a research centre under the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Science, and ST Engineering’s satellite data and geospatial analytics business, ST Engineering Geo-Insights.


Schippers & Massol (2022): Unlocking CO2 infrastructure deployment: The impact of carbon removal accounting

Emma Jagu Schippers, Olivier Massol IN: Energy Policy 171, 113265,

The authors examine the interactions between carbon removal accounting (which determines financial incentives for BECCS) and optimal CO2 infrastructure deployment by asking how certification affects the feasibility of BECCS projects. The authors propose an original economic framework to explore this question and apply it to a real case study in Sweden.


The Hill: Keep all carbon removal approaches on the table at COP27

by Ben Rubin

„Because of the delay in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, scientists say we need to remove gigatons of CO2 that’s already lodged in the atmosphere by 2030, in tandem with the crucial work of mitigation. All approaches to managing carbon should be on the international and national policy tables to keep the Paris Agreement on track and fuel the innovation that will be required for gigaton-scale impact. This innovation can be accelerated by policies that keep a level playing field for the variety of ways to remove and manage CO2.“


Seymour et al. (2022): Not Just Carbon: Capturing All the Benefits of Forests for Stabilizing the Climate from Local to Global Scales

Frances Seymour, Michael Wolosin, Erin Gray, World Resources Institute,

This report summarizes the science on the biophysical effects of deforestation on climate stability and explores the policy implications of the resulting impacts at three scales: global climate policy, regional cooperation on precipitation management, and national policies related to agriculture and public health. For each of these policy arenas, there are promising entry points to address current gaps through innovations in policies and institutions.


Larkin et al. (2022): Quantification of CO2 removal in a large-scale enhanced weathering field trial on an oil palm plantation in Sabah, Malaysia

Christina Sheila Larkin, Grace Andrews, Christopher Robert Pearce, Kok L Yeong, David Beerling, Joshua Bellamy, Suzan Benedick, Robert P Freckleton, Heather Goring-Harford, Satyam Sadekar, Rachael H James IN: Frontiers in Climate, 161,

Here the authors report results from the first 3 years of an ongoing enhanced weathering field trial, carried out on an oil palm plantation in Sabah, Malaysia. Crushed silicate rock was applied to three hydrologically isolated catchments, and three adjacent (paired) reference catchments were left untreated. The drawdown of atmospheric CO2 was quantified via the export of alkalinity in stream waters and changes in soil carbonate content.


Harbour Energy And ABP Join Forces On Immigham CO2 Port

by Dimana Doneva on

„Harbour Energy and Associated British Ports (ABP) have entered into an exclusive commercial relationship to build a CO2 import terminal at Port of Immingham, United Kingdom. The terminal will provide a large-scale site to connect CO2 emissions from industrial businesses in the UK to the Harbour Energy-led Viking CCS project in the North Sea. „