03.11.2018

# New Publications

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Geden, O.; et al. (2018): Targeting carbon dioxide removal in the European Union

Geden, O.; Peters, G.; Scott, V. (2018): Targeting carbon dioxide removal in the European Union. In: Climate Policy, S. 1–8. DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2018.1536600.

"Here we assess how best to ‘target’ CDR to motivate EU policymakers exploring which CDR target strategy may work best to start dealing with CDR on a meaningful scale. A comprehensive CDR approach would focus on delivering the CDR volumes required from the EU by 2100, approximately at least 50 Gigatonnes (Gt) CO2, according to global model simulations aiming to keep warming below 2°C. A limited CDR approach would focus on an intermediate target to deliver the CDR needed to reach ‘net zero emissions’ (i.e. the gross negative emissions needed to offset residual positive emissions that are too expensive or even impossible to mitigate). We argue that a comprehensive CDR approach may be too intimidating for EU policymakers."

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