Net-Zero and Geospheric Return: Actions Today for 2030 and Beyond

22nd September 2020

In a report co-authored by Columbia University’s Centre on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) and the Global CCS Institute titled ‘Net Zero and Geospheric Return: Actions today for 2030’, findings reveal that climate finance policies and the development of carbon dioxide removal technologies need to grow rapidly within the next 10 years in order to curb climate change and hit net-zero targets.

The report unveils key climate actions required to avoid climate catastrophe:

  • With 2020 set to close the hottest decade on record, CO2 emissions need to drop by 50% to achieve net-zero climate goals by 2030
  • The rapid deployment of climate mitigating infrastructure needs to occur, including the expansion of CO2 pipelines from the current 8,000 km to 43,000 km by 2030
  • Clear climate polices which reduce the financial and regulatory risk of CO2 capture and storage and increase CO2 storage options need to be quickly developed and implemented

A presentation of the report was provided by Global CCS General Manager - Commercial, Alex Zapantis, and Julio Friedmann of Columbia University's Center on Global Energy policy at Climate Week NYC 2020, which can be seen here:

Click below for the full free copy of the report.


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Net-Zero and Geospheric Return: Actions Today for 2030 and Beyond


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