Carbon Dioxide Removal Mission


The Challenge: Modelling by the International Panel on Climate Change indicates that removal of 100 to 1,000 gigatonnes of CO2 this century may be needed to achieve deep decarbonization and avoid exceeding the 1.5°C climate target. CDR technologies can complement ongoing efforts to mitigate emissions; however, further research and insights are needed to enhance our understanding of some CDR approaches, accurately quantify carbon removals, and reduce costs.

The Goal: Enable Carbon Dioxide Removal technologies to achieve a net reduction of 100 million metric tons of CO2 per year globally by 2030.

The Mission: We will catalyse a global CDR industry by advancing research and development for CDR technologies[1], harmonizing lifecycle analyses (LCAs) and technoeconomic analyses (TEAs), and facilitating near-term pilot-scale tests and deployment.

[1] Including direct air capture (DAC), biomass with carbon removal and storage (BiCRS), and enhanced mineralization.


  • [November 5 , 2021] Just launched!  The Carbon Dioxide Removal Mission was announced at COP26. Read our joint mission statement for more information.


Co-leads: United States  Saudi Arabia Canada

  • United States of America, Department of Energy
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Ministry of Energy
  • Canada, Natural Resources Canada


Core Mission Members:

  • Norway, Gassnova


Mission Support Group:

  • Australia, national Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)
  • European Commission, Directorate-General for Research & Innovation
  • Japan, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • India, Ministry of Science and Technology (DBT and DST)