Negative emissions means removing CO2 from the atmosphere – “Carbon Removal”.
The natural carbon cycle on Earth circulates carbon in a balance. Since the start of the industrialism in mid 19th century, humans have disruted the balance by rapidly releasing fossil stored carbon through the burning of coal, oil and gas. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has greatly increased because the earth’s natural capacity to buffer changes has not been not enough. On global level, humans have also reduced many ecosystems and thus reduced the earth’s ability to capture and store carbondioxid.
Carbon dioxide is a green house gas that remains in the atmosphere for hundreds of years. It is not enough only to reduce emissions. We also need to “repair” and remove large parts of our historical emissions.
The importance of negative emissions
A common term for projects that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is called CDR (Carbon Dioxide Removals). The Forest Solution has developed a methodology for CDR that additionally increases the biomass and carbon dioxide storage in Swedish forests. We have the potential to annually remove and sequester more than 2 million tons of carbon dioxide with the help of companies that want to buy carbon credits.