Kreuter and Lederer (2021): The Geopolitics of Negative Emissions Technologies – Learning lessons from REDD+ and Renewable Energies for Afforestation, BECCS and Direct Air Capture

Judith Kreuter, Markus Lederer IN: Global Sustainability , pp. 1 – 37, DOI:

We contribute to assessing political implications of NETs scenarios, addressing the following question: What are potential geopolitical challenges, conflicts, and consequences of a large scale deployment of three NETs, namely Afforestation, Bio-Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS), and Direct Air Capture and Carbon Storage (DACCS)? We turn to the two cases of Renewable Energies (RE) and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) for answers.