The potential for ocean-based climate action: negative emissions technologies and beyond

Gattuso, Jean-Pierre, Williamson, Phillip ORCID:, Duarte, Carlos M. and Magnan, Alex (2021) The potential for ocean-based climate action: negative emissions technologies and beyond. Frontiers in Climate, 2. ISSN 2624-9553

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The effectiveness, feasibility, duration of effects, co-benefits, disbenefits, cost effectiveness and governability of four ocean-based negative emissions technologies (NETs) are assessed in comparison to eight other ocean-based measures. Their role in revising UNFCCC Parties' future Nationally Determined Contributions is discussed in the broad context of ocean-based actions for both mitigation and ecological adaptation. All measures are clustered in three policy-relevant categories (Decisive, Low Regret, Concept Stage). None of the ocean-based NETs assessed are identified as Decisive at this stage. One is Low Regret (Restoring and increasing coastal vegetation), and three are at Concept Stage, one with low to moderate potential disbenefits (Marine bioenergy with carbon capture and storage) and two with potentially high disbenefits (Enhancing open-ocean productivity and Enhancing weathering and alkalinization). Ocean-based NETs are uncertain but potentially highly effective. They have high priority for research and development.

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Additional Information: Funding information: The Ocean Solutions Initiative was financially supported by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Veolia Foundation, the IAEA Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre, the French Facility for Global Environment, and the STORISK project (French National Research Agency, ANR-15-CE03-0003). The ANR programme Investissements d'avenir (ANR-10-LABX-14-01) provides support to Iddri.
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 13 - climate action,sdg 14 - life below water ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/climate_action
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2023 17:30
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2023 12:46
DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2020.575716

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