Specialty Grand Challenge: Renaming Our Section to "Carbon Dioxide Removal"

Phil Renforth, Rob Bellamy, David Beerling, Miranda Boettcher, Davide Bonalumi, Miguel Brandao, Mathias Fridahl, Sabine Fuss, Anders Hansson, Clare Heyward, Ben Kolosz, Patrick Lamers, Duncan McLaren, Raffaella Pomi, Daniel Sanchez, Soheil Shayegh, Volker Sick, Mijndert Van der Spek, Vikram Vishal, Jennifer Wilcox

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While the concept of removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere to help prevent climate change has been around for decades, it is only relatively recently that its importance within climate policy has moved into mainstream discussions. As such, conventions for nomenclature are widely debated (for examples, see Table 1). The proposed methods of removing CO2 from the atmosphere to restore a level that ensures a stable climate, are diverse and often share little in their form and function beyond their impact on atmospheric CO2. However, for this reason alone, it is useful to refer to these within an umbrella term. In this editorial, we outline why the editorial board has decided to rename this section of Frontiers in Climate to "Carbon Dioxide Removal".
Original languageAmerican English
Article number1279109
Number of pages3
JournalFrontiers in Climate
StatePublished - 2023

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-6A20-87025


  • Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR)
  • climate change
  • Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR)
  • Negative Emission Technologies (NETs)
  • nomenclature


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