Combining local resources, knowledge and energy to drive effective and community-inspired carbon removal, from the ground up.
Taking legacy carbon out of the air is now a critical part of confronting the climate crisis.
There’s already too much carbon dioxide in the air. To maintain a livable climate, even the most ambitious plans to fully transition us away from fossil fuels will require significant removal of excess atmospheric emissions over the course of this century.
Local leadership is key to ensuring that it’s done right.
Local is where climate action gets done. Removing carbon from the atmosphere is a crucial area where local governments can take the lead. The 4 Corners Carbon Coalition empowers counties, cities and towns to shape the course of this essential new sector. Together.
Carbon Removal + Liability Biomass
For the context of this Campaign, “Liability Biomass” refers to non-merchantable forest residues which tend to accumulate and increase the vulnerability of a landscape or community to catastrophic wildfire. Liability Biomass is often cited as one of the primary “bottlenecks” to accomplishing forest restoration at the pace and scale needed to reduce risk and support forest health.
It could also conceivably refer to other sources of biomass (biosolids, organics, yard waste, etc.) that communities and municipalities are struggling to manage and are looking for new solutions and partners.Apply Now
Please refer to the following links and resources for additional information and context about this Catalytic Grant Campaign and Application:
An often cited concern associated with biomass based approaches (to carbon removal, energy production, etc.) is the so-called “perverse-incentive,” or the idea that the proposed solution could incentivize scaling that is unsustainable or ecologically harmful. This is an important point. Which is why we ask all applicants to speak to their thinking on this for their proposed solution (Prompt 21 in the Application). The following is a selection of recent and relevant resources on our radar that explore this topic.