Report calls for B.C. leadership to boost carbon dioxide removal strategies

BC Local News in the Cowichan Valley Citizen
October 27, 2022
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada, Canada West

A report released by The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions calls for a B.C.-backed carbon removal strategy. In the report titled, Survive and Thrive: Why B.C. needs a CO2 (carbon dioxide) removal strategy now, author Devin Todd details how negative emissions technologies (NET) should be considered to mitigate climate change. …For B.C. to thrive, Todd said permanent removal of CO2 and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere is a must-do and soon. …Indeed, the report calls for public leadership to support the creation and success of a B.C. NET strategy, which could include machines that remove and store CO2 and increasing the storage of carbon in plants and soils. Other examples of NET solutions include afforestation, or the establishment of forests on otherwise tree-free land, as well as altering ocean chemistry to help draw CO2 down from the air.

Read More