More about Objective 6.0
Even if we hit all of our 2050 targets for transportation, power, food, nature, and materials, we’ll still be emitting 10 gigatons of heat-trapping gas into our atmosphere each year. Anything short of reaching net zero would constitute failure—for our plan, and for humanity.
This objective aims to harness ways to absorb and contain those stubborn remaining gigatons.
Our planet needs a diverse portfolio of carbon removal solutions. To stand a chance to reach net zero in time, we must start funding and scaling them immediately.
By 2050, we aim to remove half of the 10 gigatons by planting more trees and by restoring and cultivating ecosystems across forests, lands, and oceans.
The last 5 gigatons present a grand challenge. Our goal is to scale engineered solutions for capturing CO2 from the ambient air, and to lock away the carbon for thousands of years.