NEW - UK could become ‘net zero by 2050’ using negative emissions |
"The UK could cut its emissions to “net-zero” within the next three decades by stepping up investment into technologies that can remove CO2 from the atmosphere"
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Interesting report from the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering on the potential for negative emissions technology - UK could 'become ‘net zero by 2050’
"For example, the scenario assumes that the UK will plant an additional 1.2m hectares of forest – an area roughly the size of the West Midlands. Many of these forests would be monocultures (...)"
Can the UK remove 130MtCO₂ from the atmosphere by 2050? * 27% are technologies ready to deploy; * 58% require CCS (BECCS, DAC); * 15% not yet demonstrated at scale; Key point is that multiple technologies needed....
UK could become carbon neutral by 2050 using negative emissions and cuts BUT ‘we need to act quickly’