Role of removals in contributing to the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement

Bednar, J., Höglund, R., Möllersten, K., Obersteiner, M., & Eve, T. (2023). Role of removals in contributing to the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement. Swedish Energy Agency

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This report delves into the multifaceted dimensions of carbon dioxide removal methods. The report discusses the role of carbon dioxide removal methods in contributing to attaining the long-term goal of the Paris Agreement and investigates best practices in the implementation of the collaborative instruments under Article 6 for their incentivisation and scaling. The present climate policy and actual decision-making are still centred on achieving net-zero carbon emissions but the long-term challenge is the inevitable reversal of the overshoot, requiring carbon removal to outpace residual emissions, leading to net negative emissions globally. The report discusses the need to assign responsibility for climate overshoot reversal in order to guarantee the viability of a global net-negative GHG economy. The report analyses and proposes ways to address risks associated with carbon removal, including mitigation deterrence, that carbon removed from the atmosphere might be re-released, carbon-leakage effects, and challenges related to monitoring mitigation outcomes. It offers recommendations based on these deliberations.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carbon dioxide removal, Negative emissions, Paris Agreement, Article 6, Carbon credits, ITMO, Permanence, Carbon leakage, Overshoot management, Mitigation deterrence, Net-zero, Negativa utsläpp, Parisavtalet, Artikel 6, Växthusgaskrediter, ITMO, Permanens, Koldioxidläckage, Nettonollutsläpp
Research Programs: Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA)
Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) > Exploratory Modeling of Human-natural Systems (EM)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 06 May 2024 08:24
Last Modified: 06 May 2024 08:24

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