To achieve net zero emissions by 2050, we need a dual strategy: we must significantly reduce the emissions going into the atmosphere and remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere.


Carbon removal encompasses a wide array of approaches that capture the CO2 that has accumulated in the atmosphere and then durably stores it.

Removal Project methodologies:

Direct Air Capture

Technologies that pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Carbon Capture: Technologies that recover CO2 from an industrial process.


Process that prevents biomass from decomposing and entering the atmosphere as CO2 by heating the biomass and turning it into stable charcoal.

Weathering and Mineralization

CO2 is captured and mixed with water that is run through minerals that capture CO2 and turn it into a solid form.


Process through which CO2 into products such as producing diamonds and clothes. This also means CO2 does not need to be produced to create these items in the first place.

Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage

Projects that capture and store CO2 instead of burning it and it being released into the atmosphere. If the CO2 is stored captured correctly the process can generate clean power.

Ocean Alkalization

Enhancing the effectiveness of sea’s CO2 capture properties by adding alkaline substances to seawater.

Blue Carbon

Restoring and promoting new growth of peatlands, mangroves, tidal marshes, seagrasses, and kelp, which are particularly effective at storing carbon.

Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use

Developing forests and agricultural fields and enriching soil through sustainable farming practices to sequester CO2 out of the atmosphere more efficiently. Also includes projects and companies that improve effectiveness in absorbing carbon.