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What are "negative emissions"?
CDR – also known as "carbon removals" – can be divided into the three main groups: biological, technological and geochemical processes.
Technological and geochemical processes for carbon dioxide capture, use and storage (CCUS) are presently being developed and tested. However, as for biological CDR projects, any adverse side effects for ecological and social sustainability must be taken into account.
While myclimate sees a high potential and the tremendous cost-benefit ratio for biological processes, i.e. projects based on soil-based negative emissions, such as reforestation, soil management, and the restoration of coastal wetlands and peatlands, we also support innovation into technological and geochemical processes to capture carbon. These technologies need to be developed to complement other CDR approaches to achieve net zero emissions. The longer global climate action lags behind the targets, the higher the negative emissions need to be to meet our climate change goals.
You can find further exciting information on the subject of climate change and climate protection in our climate booklet