Ocean-Based Carbon Dioxide Removal Practices White Paper

This is the fifth installment of the Foundation’s Solution Series, which examines a diverse portfolio of natural and technological approaches that can remove CO2 from our atmosphere and return us to safe, preindustrial levels of carbon. In this paper, we explore Ocean-Based Carbon Dioxide (CDR) Practices through a climate restoration lens. We discuss Ocean-Based CDR Practices’ capacity to achieve scalable, financeable, durable, and equitable outcomes and then provide ways for readers to advocate for its safe and thoughtful implementation.

Release date: February 7, 2023.

We created the Solution Series after our community asked for help in understanding climate restoration solutions and how they compare to one another. The F4CR team began planning the Series in 2021. We set out to create something for everyone: white papers for the deep diver, blog posts for the busy but interested, animated explainer videos for the visual learner, and panels for those curious about the experts behind the solutions.

We measured each solution based off the four pillars of climate restoration: scalability, financeability, durability, and equity. For an overview of the solutions we have covered, as well as the associated risks and benefits, read our Mid-Series recap Table. 

This is the fourth installment of the Foundation’s Solution Series, which examines a diverse portfolio of natural and technological approaches that can remove CO2 from our atmosphere and return us to safe, preindustrial levels of carbon. In this paper, we explore Coastal Blue Carbon Practices through a climate restoration lens. We discuss Coastal Blue Carbon Practices’ capacity to achieve scalable, financeable, durable, and equitable outcomes and then provide ways for readers to advocate for its safe and thoughtful implementation.

Release date: October 4, 2022.

This is the third installment of the Foundation’s Solution Series, which examines a diverse portfolio of natural and technological approaches that can remove CO2 from our atmosphere and return us to safe, preindustrial levels of carbon. In this paper, we explore Soil Carbon Practices through a climate restoration lens. We discuss Soil Carbon Practices’ capacity to achieve scalable, financeable, durable, and equitable outcomes and then provide ways for readers to advocate for its safe and thoughtful implementation.

Release date: June 7, 2022.

This is the second installment of the Foundation’s Solution Series, which examines a diverse portfolio of natural and technological approaches that can remove CO2 from our atmosphere and return us to safe, preindustrial levels of carbon. In this paper, we explore Forest Carbon Practices through a climate restoration lens. We discuss Forest Carbon Practices’ capacity to achieve scalable, financeable, durable, and equitable outcomes and then provide ways for readers to advocate for its safe and thoughtful implementation.

This is the first installment of the Foundation’s Solution Series, which examines a diverse portfolio of natural and technological approaches that can remove CO2 from our atmosphere and return us to safe, preindustrial levels of carbon. In this paper, we explore Direct Air Capture (DAC) through a climate restoration lens. We use a US-based exemplary focus while recognizing the global strategy needed to restore the climate. We discuss DAC’s capacity to achieve scalable, financeable, durable, and equitable outcomes and then provide ways for readers to advocate for its safe and thoughtful implementation.

Climate change is a universal problem that has already and will continue to be felt earliest and hardest by those individuals with the least means to confront the intersectional crises it exacerbates and whose actions contributed the least to the problem.

This paper, published in March 2022 by Delaney Pues, Director of Solutions, Equity & Stewardship at the Foundation for Climate Restoration, aims to educate the public about the role that climate restoration and carbon removal will play in addressing climate change as it relates to justice and equity, while also serving as a reference point to approaching and assessing equity within CDR development, deployment, and solutions through the work of the Solution Series.

This paper was published in, The Solutions Journal, the primary venue of Solutions and the core forum for discussion about how to solve the world’s mounting environmental, social, and economic challenges.