COP26: This Language on Mitigation May Signal Big Push for Direct-Air Capture (1)

Draft Glasgow decision signals for me a big push for direct-air capture … temperatures are set to rise by more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels over the next few decades, but negative emissions — eg from direct-air capture installations, nature-based solutions — may bring them back down again by 2100.

I added emphasis in bold.


IV. Mitigation

  1. Reaffirms the long-term global goal to hold the increase in the global average
    temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the
    temperature increase to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels;
  2. Recognizes that the impacts of climate change will be much lower at the temperature
    increase of 1.5 °C compared to 2 °C and resolves to pursue efforts to limit the temperature
    increase to 1.5 °C, recognizing that this requires meaningful and effective action by all Parties
    in this critical decade on the basis of the best available scientific knowledge;
  3. Also recognizes that limiting global warming to 1.5 °C by 2100 requires rapid, deep
    and sustained reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions, including reducing global
    carbon dioxide emissions by 45 per cent by 2030 relative to the 2010 level and to net zero
    around mid-century;
  4. Invites Parties to consider further opportunities to reduce non-carbon dioxide
    greenhouse gas emissions;
  5. Calls upon Parties to accelerate the phasing out of coal and subsidies for fossil fuels;
  6. Emphasizes the critical importance of nature-based solutions and ecosystem-based
    approaches, including protecting and restoring forests, in reducing emissions, enhancing
    removals and protecting biodiversity;

Link — overarching decision:

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(Adds nature-based solutions)

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