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gas removal

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Cover image Visualisation of global atmospheric carbon dioxide

surface concentration by Cameron Beccario,,

using GEOS-5 data provided by the Global Modeling and Assimilation

Office (GMAO) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

In 2017 the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering
were asked by the UK Government to consider scientific
and engineering views on greenhouse gas removal. This
report draws on a breadth of expertise including that of the
Fellowships of the two academies to identify the range of
available greenhouse gas removal methods, the factors that
will affect their use and consider how they may be deployed
together to meet climate targets, both in the UK and globally.

The Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering would
like to acknowledge the European Academies’ Science
Advisory Council report on negative emission technologies
(, which provided a
valuable contribution to a number of discussions throughout
this project.

Greenhouse gas removal
Issued: September 2018 DES5563_1
ISBN: 978-1-78252-349-9

The text of this work is licensed under the terms of the Creative
Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use,
provided the original author and source are credited.

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Erratum: The first edition of this report
incorrectly listed the area of saltmarsh in the
UK as 0.45 Mha, which is instead 0.045 Mha.
This error has been corrected in the UK
scenario on p96 and the corresponding
GGR for habitat restoration adjusted. The
conclusions of this report and the UK net-zero
scenario remain unchanged.

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Chapter three
Cross-cutting issues

Sky at dusk. © baona.


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ISBN: 978-1-78252-349-9

Issued: September 2018 DES5563_1

The Royal Society
The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many
of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all
areas of science, engineering, and medicine. The Society’s
fundamental purpose, as it has been since its foundation
in 1660, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence
in science and to encourage the development and use of
science for the benefit of humanity.

The Society’s strategic priorities emphasise its commitment
to the highest quality science, to curiosity-driven research,
and to the development and use of science for the benefit
of society. These priorities are:

• Promoting excellence in science

• Supporting international collaboration

• Demonstrating the importance of science to everyone

For further information
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Royal Academy of Engineering
As the UK’s national academy for engineering and
technology, we bring together the most successful
and talented engineers from academia and business
– our Fellows – to advance and promote excellence
in engineering for the benefit of society.

We harness their experience and expertise to provide
independent advice to government, to deliver programmes
that help exceptional engineering researchers and
innovators realise their potential, to engage the public with
engineering and to provide leadership for the profession.

We have three strategic priorities:

• Make the UK the leading nation for engineering
innovation and businesses

• Address the engineering skills and diversity challenge

• Position engineering at the heart of society

We bring together engineers, policy makers, entrepreneurs,
business leaders, academics, educators and the public in
pursuit of these goals.

Engineering is a global profession, so we work with partners
across the world to advance engineering’s contribution to
society on an international, as well as a national scale.

For further information
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