A new approach to sharing the burden of carbon dioxide removal

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A new approach to sharing the burden of carbon dioxide removal

A new study led by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) has analyzed the fair and equitable burden-sharing of carbon dioxide removal in developing countries. To meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and limit global warming to 1.5-2 degrees Celsius, carbon dioxide removal is key. However, discussions about how to share the burden of this are limited and have mostly only focused on developed countries and major emitters. The study, published in the journal Nature-Based Solutions, employed a diverse set of allocation methods on a range of global emissions scenarios to address equitability in sharing the burden of climate change mitigation. The researchers found that the potential for carbon dioxide removal quotas for these seven countries ranged between 0.1-29 gigatons of carbon dioxide across the allocation scenarios.

Source: IIASA

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