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Why We Need to Scale CDR Now

While scenarios show that the bulk of CDR deployment will occur in the second half of the century, those levels will only be feasible if we see substantial new deployment in the next 10 years – novel CDR’s formative phase. Almost all scenarios that limit warming to 1.5°C or 2°C require novel CDR.

The figure below shows that CDR is needed in scenarios to meet the Paris Agreement’s temperature goal, in addition to reducing emissions.

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Tina Baumgartner Tina leads OpenAir's CDReality mission, and brings to this effort years of career experience in business development, writing and communications in the tech sector. She is based in the Bay Area.