New to CDR?

Some short introductory reading to get you started.

CDR Deep Dives

White papers, journal articles and books that explore CDR technology and policy in depth.

  • The CDR PrimerReleased in 2021, the CDR Primer is the collaborative product of dozens of the world’s leading carbon dioxide removal experts. It’s a comprehensive survey of CDR science and policy for a variety of readers, including those new to the subject. It’s a must read in the OpenAir community.
  • CDRLAW.orgAn incredible repository of scholarly papers, policies and laws related to all forms and facets of CDR. Launched and curated by the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia University Law School.
  • Negative Emissions Technologies and Reliable SequestrationA massive 2019 meta study produced by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences that assesses the techno economic challenges and opportunities of all major categories of CDR. Free PDF.

Global Climate Justice and the Moral Imperative of Carbon Dioxide Removal

CDR is not about kicking the can down the road, delaying action or letting polluters off the hook. It’s about meeting one of the greatest moral obligations in history.