The climate crisis demands a rethink and more stringent climate policy. The Paris Agreement – reached jointly by the global community – provides for a permanent reduction in CO2 emissions. However, reducing CO2 emissions alone is not enough in the fight against climate change as too many greenhouse gases are already in the atmosphere today. Negative emission technologies address this issue by absorbing CO2 from the air and storing it permanently. At the same time, technological approaches are currently under-tested and not yet ready for large-scale use. The situation is compounded by a lack of financial resources and supportive frameworks for scaling up the technologies we present.
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