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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Canberra GGR conference: policy summary and presentations now online

Two international conferences on carbon removal (as negative emissions) were held in 2018. The first in Gothenburg, 22-24 May; the second, in Canberra, 30-31 October. Whilst separately organized, both attempted comprehensive science responses to crucial climate change questions: what contribution, together and on their own, could different CO2 removal techniques make towards the goals of… Read more Canberra GGR conference: policy summary and presentations now online