How is KR 6.1 Tracking?
Nature needs our help to draw down an additional 5 gigatons of carbon from the atmosphere each year.
Nature-based solutions include reforestation (replanting trees where they once flourished), afforestation (encouraging new growth), and agroforestry (integrating trees and shrubs into farmland). Ocean-based solutions involve the cultivation of aquatic mangroves, seagrasses, and kelp forests.
Natural solutions tied to offsets are vexed by issues around carbon accounting, verification, and “additionality,” a gauge of whether the removal would have happened in any case.
Meeting this challenge demands innovative ways to track these natural carbon removal solutions.
Data for KR 6.1 is sourced from the Microsoft Carbon Removal program, which aims to report on its portfolio of carbon removal projects annually.