Journal article

Carbon-dioxide Removal and Biodiversity: A Threat Identification Framework

Kate Dooley, Ellycia Harrould-Kolieb, Anita Talberg

Global Policy | Wiley | Published : 2020

Abstract

Carbon‐dioxide removal (CDR) technologies offer the potential to contribute to the restoration and protection of natural ecosystems, the achievement of development goals and the safeguarding of human wellbeing. However, these technologies can also present risks to biodiversity, particularly those techniques that depend on large‐scale manipulation of ecosystems and earth‐system processes. Debates around the development of these technologies have historically focused on the dichotomy between the need to expand the knowledge base on all options related to emerging technologies, and the concern that research represents a slippery slope to deployment. This paper introduces a new approach to gover..

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