Kategorie: Reports

Report: International Policy Framework for Blue Carbon Ecosystems

by Conservation International and IUCN; IUCN-2023-022, En

The International Policy Framework for Blue Carbon Ecosystems was designed to facilitate cooperation and alignment between international policy processes and support countries and other stakeholders in raising ambition and implementing commitments on the ground. It considers several key policy processes relevant to coastal blue carbon ecosystems and identifies opportunities to accelerate and enhance conservation, restoration and sustainable management of these ecosystems through integrated approaches.


Report: Removing carbon responsibly: A guide for business on carbon removal adoption

World Business Council for Sustainable Development, 20 Sep 2023

This business guide provides practical direction for sustainability professionals to develop effective CDR investment strategies. It outlines seven key principles for responsible CDR investments and a decision-making framework empowering companies to evaluate different CDR methods based on company-specific preferences. A complementary excel tool is provided to help companies tailor their own assessments.  


Report: Reducing the Risks of Climate Change

by Climate Overshoot Commission, 14 September 2023

The risk of climate overshoot – that is, of exceeding the Paris Agreement goal of limiting average global warming to 1.5°C – is high and rising, and with it the risk of worsening impacts on human health, food security, water availability, social stability, and ecosystems. People worldwide would welcome a safer, cleaner, more equitable world. All countries could, and should, act now to help bring about such a world. The CARE agenda offers an integrated set of recommendations for achieving this by

  • Cutting emissions of greenhouse gasses
  • Adapting to the unavoidable impacts of climate change
  • Removing carbon from the atmosphere
  • Exploring solar radiation modification


Climate Needs and Market Demand Drive Future for Durable CDR

by Karan Mistry, Bahar Carroll, Thomas Baker, Paulina Ponce de León Baridó, Alex Dewar, Amy Sims, Boston Consulting Group, September 13, 2023

In this report, BCG weighs the market opportunity underlying these technologies by providing a 2030–2040 outlook on demand based both on the existing regulatory landscape and CDR credit buyers’ preferences as stated today. Importantly, this forecast is not tied to any specific climate targets, including those outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) or the International Energy Agency (IEA). Instead, they forecast demand based on stated buyer preferences coupled with expected policy over the next 10–20 years.


Campbell et al. (2023): Measurements in Geochemical Carbon Dioxide Removal

James S. Campbell, Laura Bastianini, Jim Buckman, Liam Bullock, Spyros Foteinis, Veronica Furey, Jess Hamilton, Kirsty Harrington, Olivia K. Hawrot, Phil Holdship, William J. Knapp, Cara N. Maesano, William M. Mayes, Philip A. E. Pogge von Strandmann, Tom Reershemius, Georgina Margaret Rosair, Fiona Sturgeon, Connor Turvey, Sasha Wilson, Phil Renforth, Heriot-Watt University. https://doi.org/10.17861/2GE7-RE08

In this work, aspects of measurement in geochemical CDR are considered with the objectives of i) accounting for carbon accumulation in a material or solution, ii) assessing the capacity of the material to react with CO2, iii) understanding how material properties may impact the speed of reaction with CO2, iv) collecting sufficient information on a material to aid in the design of a reaction process, and v) collecting sufficient information such that risks associated with a mineral can be assessed. In order to help meet these objectives, materials properties must be collected via analytical techniques.


Annual CCS Report from Brazil

by Isabela Morbach Machado e Silva & Nathália Weber (CCS Brasil team and collaborators)

Aiming to provide accurate and relevant information to stakeholders of CCS activities, this report looks at the main applications for CCS in Brazil, CCS development in the country in 2022, perspectives for coming years and strategies needed for future CCS development.


CDR.fyi 2023 Mid-Year Progress Report

CDR.fyi is the largest open data platform dedicated to high-permanence CDR monitoring. Their goal is to equip market participants, policymakers, consultants, academic researchers, and capital allocators with up-to-date, accurate data on the CDR industry to guide investment and help scale this important component of the climate equation.


Briefing paper: WWF priorities for the EU Carbon Removal Certification Framework

on wwf.eu, 27 July 2023

„Increasing Carbon Dioxide Removal from the atmosphere is an essential part of the global fight to limit temperature rise to 1.5C and stop runaway climate change. In this context the European Commission’s proposal for a Carbon Removal Certification Framework (CRCF) could potentially be a useful instrument and set a good example internationally. Unfortunately, the current proposal falls short. It fails to define important concepts, leaving most of the details to be established by the Commission later through delegated acts. It also fails to specify how these certificates might be used, nor does it establish robust safeguards to avoid undermining climate action and harmful impacts on nature and avoid potential greenwashing. In this paper, the authors highlight the top priorities that the Parliament and Council should address in order to make the CRCF fit for purpose.“


White paper: Sustainably Sourcing Biomass Feedstocks For Bioenergy With Carbon Capture And Storage In The United States

John Field, Keith L. Kline, Matthew Langholtz, Nagendra Singh; EFI Foundation

This analysis finds a substantial renewable biomass resource in the United States to support BECCS as a negative-emissions strategy. Mobilization of these biomass resources for BECCS and other sectors can reduce risks associated with increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations and provide positive socioeconomic and sustainability benefits. The authors estimate that the current scale of the US bioenergy sector—approximately 360 million dry metric tonnes (MMT) of plant-derived feedstocks produced per year—can be doubled with existing resources (wastes, residues, and forest management) in the near term, and can be more than tripled with investments to increase production and develop efficient supply chains.


Carbon Direct and Microsoft release 2023 edition of the Criteria for High-Quality Carbon Dioxide Removal

by Matthew D. Potts & Bodie Cabiyo, Carbon Direct, July 2023

The science of carbon removal is a multifaceted and constantly evolving field, with effective action hinging on the latest available science and technology. To keep pace, benchmarks like the Criteria for High-Quality Carbon Removal must also continually evolve to use current research to improve how project baselines are established, refine tracking and monitoring methods for existing and emerging carbon removal methods, and incorporate the most recent environmental justice best practices. This 2023 edition advances benchmarks in all of these areas to match rapid changes in the voluntary carbon market to ensure that the science and math align. For example, criteria updates for well-established methods such as forestry and agroforestry reflect ongoing advancements in setting robust baselines, and updated measuring and reporting guidelines reflect ongoing research for promising (but still emerging) carbon removal methods such as enhanced rock weathering and soil-based carbon sequestration.