Climate and Removals Research

Global Warming of 1.5°C

This report kickstarted the debate around carbon removals by showing it was a necessary part of any 1.5 pathway. Reaching net zero emissions by 2050 means removing any remaining emissions, from sectors such as aviation or cement, and remaining negative thereafter. The IPCC scenarios require between 5 billion and 10 billion tonnes of carbon removal a year by 2050 – and cumulatively up to 1,000 billion tonnes of carbon removals by 2100.