CO2-Secure is the Energy Future Initiative’s (EFI’s) proposal for how the United States could achieve billions of tons of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) by midcentury through a federal purchasing program.
Recent international scientific assessments point to the need to limit global temperature increases to 1.5 degrees Celsius or lower to avoid the worst effects of climate change. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), meeting this target requires an estimated seven billion tons per year of negative emissions, which is equivalent to the 2021 carbon dioxide emissions from all of North and South America combined. The United States will need CDR to meet its target of net-zero emissions by midcentury.
View our fact sheet to learn more about our CO2-Secure proposal. You can also read our report on our CO2-Secure proposal for more details.
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