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NEW REPORT: Negative Emissions Technologies and Reliable Sequestration: A Research Agenda

Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) techniques that aim to remove and sequester excess carbon from the atmosphere have been identified as an important part of the portfolio of responses to climate change. These approaches have been garnering new attention as the international community has identified lower thresholds for global temperature increases, which can only be accomplished with net negative carbon emissions to the atmosphere. However, many of these CDR technologies are not yet viable in terms of cost and scalability, and any potential risks that deployment of these techniques would entail are not fully understood. This study aims to develop a detailed research and development agenda needed to assess the benefits, risks, and sustainable scale potential for carbon dioxide removal and sequestration approaches; and increase their commercial viability.

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