Policy Dispatch Podcast Sam Morgan - 04/November/2022

Carbon dioxide removals

In this episode, we dispel the myths around carbon dioxide removals, an often-misunderstood piece of the climate policy jigsaw


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Carbon dioxide removals (CDR) are, in essence, the opposite of carbon emissions: their goal is to remove CO2 from the atmosphere, ideally permanently. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sees an increasing role of removals in reaching net zero and limiting global warming.

However, the concept of CDR is often misunderstood and confused with other storage and usage methods. To discuss this, we sat with Mark Preston Aragonès, a policy manager for carbon accounting at NGO Bellona Europa.

Together with Mark, we will find out what CDR is and isn’t, as the European Commission expects to put forward a proposal on the certification of carbon removals that should bring more integrity and accountability to the system.

Enjoy the dispatch!

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