The Paris Agreement target of <2C of planetary warming means that substantial net removal of greenhouse gases will be required from the atmosphere during 21st century. This will require deployment of Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) systems at a significant scale to rebalance the global carbon cycle inorder to address the root cause of climate change.
Foresight Transitions is looking at new ways in which GGR development can be characteristed within a resource availability framework. This involves scanning for technological advances, novel business models which might be manifest and assessing how value propositions might be developed in different possible futures.
The most recent evolution of this activity is the development of the Carbon Removal Network which is an organisation dedicated to advancing constructive dialogues and collective action in carbon removal - see: http://carbonremovalnetwork.org/ . For the C2G2 blog about the Network see this link.
Research Papers and Output
- Interviewed for the Financial Times featurette 24th March 2019 `How capturing CO2 from air can combat climate change' [2.50 - 3.14 seconds] "At present, there is no market for carbon dioxide removal, so the big question is, how do we generate a market from a standing start?"
- Platt, D., Workman, M.H.W. and Hall, S. 2019. Greenhouse gas removal technologies: A focus on the commercial opportunity. A Grantham Institute Discussion Paper
- Platt, D., Workman, M.H.W. and Hall, S. 2018. A novel approach to assessing the commercial opportunities for greenhouse gas removal technology value chains the case for a negative emissions credit in the UK. Journal for Cleaner Production
- Lomax, G., Lenton, T.M., Adeosun, A. and Workman, M.H.W., 2015. Investing in negative emissions. Nature Climate Change
- Lomax, G., Workman, M.H.W., Lenton, T.M. and Shah. N., 2015. Reframing the policy approach to greenhouse gas removal technologies. Energy Policy
- Caldecott, B., Lomax, G., and Workman., M.H.W., 2015. Stranded Carbon Assets and Negative Emissions Technologies. Working Paper dated February 2015.
- McGlashan. N.R., Workman, M.H.W., Caldecott, B and Shah. N., 2012. High-level techno-economic assessment of negative emissions technologies. Process Safety and Environmental Protection 90 (2012) 501–510
- McGlashan. N.R., Workman, M.H.W., Caldecott, B and Shah. N., 2012. Negative Emissions Technologies. Grantham Briefing Paper No 8.