Negative carbon dioxide emission


Negative carbon dioxide emission

A negative carbon dioxide emission or negative emission is a permanent removal of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.[1] It is considered the direct opposite of carbon dioxide emission, hence its name. It is the result of carbon dioxide removal technologies, such as bio-energy with carbon capture and storage, biochar, direct air capture or enhanced weathering.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Obersteiner, M., Azar, C., Kauppi, P., Möllersten, K., Moreira, J., Nilsson, S., Read, P., Riahi, K., Schlamadinger, B., Yamagata, Y., Yan, J., and van Ypersele, J. P.: (2001) “Managing climate risk”, Science, 294(5543), 786–787.
  2. ^ "Geoengineering the climate: science, governance and uncertainty". The Royal Society. 2009. http://royalsociety.org/Geoengineering-the-climate/. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 

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