The Greenhouse Gas Removal Programme

 

Most climate policy pathways require gigaton-scale removal of carbon dioxide (CO2) within 30-80 years to keep global warming below 2⁰C.  Even with full deployment of all known low-carbon measures, some greenhouse gas emissions arising from human activities (industry, transport and agriculture) will need to be offset in order to achieve net-zero emissions. The £8.6m Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) research programme, co-supported by three Research Councils and the UK government, addresses the many uncertainties relating to the cost effectiveness, scalability, and wider environmental and societal consequences of balancing the climate equation through ‘negative emissions’.  Eleven component projects (4 consortia, 7 topic-specific projects) are involved over the period 2017-2021, with a wide range of partners and collaborators.

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Assessing the Mitigation Deterrence effects of GGRs: webinar video

Professor Duncan McLaren from Lancaster University presented on the Assessing the Mitigation Deterrence effects of GGRs project in the last webinar of the current series. Professor McLaren summarised research that aims to unpick the interactions between climate polices and technology, not only in terms of GGR’s material deployment but in terms of the promises and… Read more Assessing the Mitigation Deterrence effects of GGRs: webinar video

Feasibility of afforestation and BECCS for GGR: Webinar video

In our penultimate webinar of this series, Dr Nem Vaughan presented research from the FAB GGR project which is looking at the feasibility of afforestation and biomass energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) for greenhouse gas removal. This highly interdisciplinary project has brought together expertise in economics, social and political science, engineering, life cycle… Read more Feasibility of afforestation and BECCS for GGR: Webinar video

Comparative assessment and region-specific optimisation of GGR: webinar video

The way in which different GGR pathways will work together in the context of evolving energy systems and policy landscapes was the subject of a recent GGR programme webinar presented by Professor Niall MacDowell from Imperial College London. The GGR Programme project – Comparative assessment and region-specific optimisation of GGR – is an international consortium.… Read more Comparative assessment and region-specific optimisation of GGR: webinar video