THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate
Committee on Developing a Research Agenda for Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration
Negative Emissions Technologies and Reliable Sequestration:
A Research Agenda
In 2015, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine published Climate Intervention: Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration
, which described and initially assessed “negative emissions technologies” (NETs) and sequestration technologies. The report acknowledged the relative paucity of research on NETs and recommended development of a research agenda that covers all aspects of NETs from fundamental science to full-scale deployment.
To address these questions, this 2018 report, from the National Academies, assesses the benefits, risks, and “sustainable scale potential” for NETs and sequestration. The report also defines the essential components of a research and development program, including its estimated costs and potential impact.