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Mortgaging the atmosphere: Why temporary carbon storage is risky and cannot replace emission reductions

A companion to ‘A framework for assessing the climate value of temporary carbon storage‘, this document provides a summary for policymakers based on the scientifically grounded evidence from climate economist Danny Cullenward’s research.

The research establishes that temporary carbon storage cannot offset CO2 emissions, differentiates between economic and physical claims, and highlights the limited role of temporary carbon storage in climate mitigation.

There is a gap between current global climate policies and the Paris Agreement’s temperature limit, and policymakers are encouraged to consider the assessments of this report.

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