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April Collector of the Month: Chris Neidl

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March Collector of the Month: Tank Chen

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This Is CDR Available as a Podcast

The OpenAir Collective is proud to announce that our famous This Is CDR series (hosted by Toby Bryce and Megha Raghavan) is now available in podcast form! Because TiCDR is...
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Narrative 4: CDR will be done in many different ways, and places, and by different actors

Carbon removals can be done responsibly, globally, in many different ways and by diverse organisations, in meaningful consultation with the communities most affected by climate change. Narrative Fundamentals Carbon removals...
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Narrative 2: Never an Excuse.

Carbon removals are never an excuse to keep fossil fuels in play or delay mitigation. They’re an additional measure that enables us to increase climate ambition. Narrative Fundamentals We cannot...
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Narrative 1: The science is clear.

We need carbon removals as well as deep emissions reductions and adaptation to tackle global warming. Narrative Fundamentals There is no net zero without both carbon reductions and removals. They...
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June Collector of the Month: Henry He

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OpenAir’s Response to the UNFCCC Supervisory Body’s Information Note on Removal activities under the Article 6.4 mechanism

May 24, 2023 Supervisory Body United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) By Email: Supervisory-Body@unfccc.int  RE:  Input to SB005 2022 Annotated Agenda and Related Annexes Dear Supervisory Body:  Thank...
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OpenAir’s response to OCED’s RFI concerning federal funding…

In January 2023, the U.S. Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) released a request for information on the "Department of Energy's Use of Demand-Side Support for Clean Energy Technologies" (OCED-RFI-23-1.) Below is a copy of OpenAir's response, authored by Brooklyn-based advocate Toby Bryce and submitted on March 1, that lays out a series of recommendations related to carbon dioxide removal as a component of the program. Summary: OpenAir proposes demand-side support and market shaping for long-duration carbon dioxide removal (CDR) via federal funding of pilot state-level public procurement programs along the lines of the Carbon Dioxide Removal Leadership Act (CDRLA) policy framework...
By Christopher Neidl March 7, 2023

The Co2lector – A short story by Andrew…

Being a sunvalet was a lot like being a regular valet, Raf figured, just a hundred times harder. It wasn’t just that parking was an aggressively dwindling commodity these days; or that the microcons...
By Andrew Dana Hudson November 3, 2022

Concrete: Square one for scaling distributed direct air…

Concrete is a massive global industry that is projected to grow significantly in the coming decades to meet the demand of increased urbanization and infrastructure renewal. New technological solutions...
By OpenAir Team December 21, 2021

In the Short History of Ocean-Based Carbon Dioxide…

Ocean-based carbon dioxide removal (CDR) has been much in the news this month. In addition to two excellent OpenAir This Is CDR presentations from SeaChange and Planetary Hydrogen, important and compr...
By Toby Bryce December 19, 2021
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Narrative 4: CDR will be done in many…

Carbon removals can be done responsibly, globally, in many different ways and by diverse organisations, in meaningful consultation with the communities most affected by climate change. Narrative Fundamentals Carbon removals can be done anywhere, by anyone, but have a global impact. All carbon removal approaches have their strengths and weaknesses. We need a broad portfolio of options if we want to stay below 1.5C. Carbon removal projects can help drive climate-positive growth in the Global South and beyond. The only reason to do carbon removals is to raise climate ambition, so we affirm the need for rigorous, transparent principles, regulations and standards. ...
By Christopher Neidl November 17, 2023

Narrative 1: The science is clear.

We need carbon removals as well as deep emissions reductions and adaptation to tackle global warming. Narrative Fundamentals There is no net zero without both carbon reductions and removals....
By Christopher Neidl

CDReality: Is CDR Greenwashing?

Opponents of CDR frequently claim that efforts to remove CO2 from the air are just a smokescreen for the fossil fuel industry. Is it true, is CDR greenwashing? What is true, is that the oil and gas...
By Tina Baumgartner January 14, 2023

CDReality: Our Basic CDR FAQ

Here is some foundational info in form of a basic CDR FAQ  document for anyone getting ready to engage with CDR skeptics, opponents & newbies. If you’ve wrapped your head around these basics, y...
By Tina Baumgartner
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This Is CDR Available as a Podcast

The OpenAir Collective is proud to announce that our famous This Is CDR series (hosted by Toby Bryce and Megha Raghavan) is now available in podcast form! Because TiCDR is presented as a video medium, we recommend subscribing via YouTube Music, where you can choose between video and audio-only. We also publish audio-only episodes to Apple Podcasts and Spotify.  New episodes will appear within an hour of being posted in to YouTube.
By Alex Ose November 29, 2023

Narrative 2: Never an Excuse.

Carbon removals are never an excuse to keep fossil fuels in play or delay mitigation. They’re an additional measure that enables us to increase climate ambition. Narrative Fundamentals We ca...
By Christopher Neidl November 17, 2023

OpenAir’s Response to the UNFCCC Supervisory Body’s Information…

May 24, 2023 Supervisory Body United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) By Email: Supervisory-Body@unfccc.int  RE:  Input to SB005 2022 Annotated Agenda and Related ...
By Toby Bryce May 24, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WASHINGTON STATE PASSES HISTORIC GREENHOUSE…

Olympia, WA - May 23, 2023 – In a pioneering move to clean up climate pollution, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed a capital budget that allocates funding for greenhouse gas removal (GGR)....
By Christopher Neidl May 23, 2023
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April Collector of the Month: Chris Neidl

This July OpenAir will mark the 6th anniversary as a community. What's it like to look back at where you started from where OAC is right now? Yeesh. That’s a hard one. In some ways it’s kind of become what I thought it might become. But in other ways, not at all. I think the core hypothesis - that you can form open source, distributed, entirely volunteer-based networks that can fill gaps and do certain things that otherwise wouldn’t get done - has more or less held up. And that’s been incredibly gratifying to watch unfold. The highlight of my weird 20-year journeyman climate career, for sure. But figuring out how to keep a community like this coherent and functioning, when everyt...
By OpenAir Team April 2, 2024

March Collector of the Month: Tank Chen

Tank, you jumped into the OpenAir discord about a year ago? What led you to our carbon removal community? I had been searching for ways to get involved in carbon removal since I first encountered the...
By Christopher Neidl March 3, 2024

June Collector of the Month: Henry He

Henry, you jumped into the OpenAir discord about a year ago for the first time? What led you to our carbon removal community? For most of my life, climate change was THE imminent issue that I could n...
By Christopher Neidl June 6, 2023

May Collector of the Month: Nacho Vázquez Narváez

Nacho, you have jumped in with both feet into the Spanish CDR group, which formed last summer, participating in research, due diligence and outreach activities. Can you explain what the group is up to...
By Christopher Neidl May 4, 2023