Quantifying and Deploying Responsible Negative Emissions

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

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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.

Some examples
of NETPs:

Enhanced Weathering

Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS)


Afforestation / reforestation

Direct air capture with carbon capture and storage (DACCS)

Soil carbon sequestration

Ocean alkalinization and ocean fertilization

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.

Negem will

having significant real-world potential in terms of technological parameters, planetary boundaries, costs, social acceptance and feasibility.
that include NETPs to contribute to climate neutrality as laid out in the Paris Agreement and in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals.




the project

NEGEM – Quantifying and Deploying Responsible Negative Emissions in Climate Resilient Pathways is a Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Action started on 1 June 2020 that will continue through 31 May 2024.


VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (coordinator)

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine

University of Cambridge

Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich

Bellona Europa

ETA Energia Trasporti Agricoltura

Sappi Netherlands Services

Norwegian Institute for Water Research

University of Groningen

Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse

Carbon Market Watch

University of Oxford

Stockholm Exergi AB


Drax Power Limited

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No. 869192.