The Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy is a research center in the School of International Service at American University, Washington DC. We are dedicated to the assessment and promotion of sustainable carbon removal.
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Why does carbon removal matter?
Removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is now an essential component of humanity’s response to climate change. Carbon removal is not, though, a single-shot solution. Emissions abatement -- keeping greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere -- must come first. In addition, not all forms of carbon removal are created equal. The Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy works to find carbon removal’s appropriate forms, scales, and applications.
To learn more about the basics of carbon removal, see our Fact Sheets, Introductory Explainer, Glossary of Key Terms, and “Why Talk About Carbon Removal?” report.
Other resources include our blog, our accessible abstracts series summarizing important new academic papers, and archives recordings from our webinar series.