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The State of Carbon Dioxide Removal

The first edition of The State of Carbon Dioxide Removal report (January 2023) introduced a global, independent scientific assessment of carbon dioxide removal (CDR), including the quantification of the substantial gap between current deployment and the amount needed to meet the Paris Agreement’s long-term temperature goal. 

The second edition of The State of Carbon Dioxide Removal improves and expands the initial report to offer a comprehensive tracking and analysis of the state of CDR, in form of a full report and a new data portal. Beyond delivering these core products, The State of Carbon Dioxide Removal project also leads to peer reviewed journal articles, deepening and expanding the report’s analyses.

The project is led by the University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, with SWP being among the five lead institutions in the consortium. Over 50 authors from around the world are involved in the second edition. SWP’s Oliver Geden is part of the Executive Team. Felix Schenuit co-leads the chapter on policymaking and governance. Lisa Voigt supports the project as a research assistant.

Duration: Since 2022

The 2nd edition of the State of Carbon Dioxide Removal Report has been supported by the UK Natural Environment Research Council, the European Research Council (ERC), the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) und the Quadrature Climate Foundation (QRF).

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