Quantifying and Deploying Responsible Negative Emissions

Assessing the realistic potential of Carbon Dioxide Removal and its contribution to achieving climate neutrality.

Removing carbon dioxide to supplement emissions reduction

Although reducing GHG emissions remains the major policy priority, most scenarios compatible with the 1.5 ºC global warming target foresee the need for CO2 removal from the atmosphere during the 21st century.


Gigatonnes of CO2

The remaining carbon budget available to limit Global Warming to 1.5° as of 2018


Gigatonnes of CO2

The global annual emissions in 2019


Net zero CO2 emissions in EU

By 2050 Europe aims to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent

Negative Emissions Technologies and Practices - NETPs

NETPs are a portfolio of mechanisms to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and to permanently store it on land, underground, or in the ocean.

NEGEM is a research and innovation project to:

Identify promising NETPs

having significant real-world potential in terms of technological parameters, planetary boundaries, costs, social acceptance and feasibility.

Create scalable pathways

that include NETPs to contribute to climate neutrality as laid out in the Paris Agreement and in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals.