Greenhouse Gas Removal Technologies

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