Developing a Research Agenda for Carbon Dioxide Removal and Sequestration – Public Meeting May 24

Reaching lower global temperature targets recently set by the international community to avoid climate risks may require removing greenhouse gas that has already accumulated.  However, many of the proposed carbon dioxide removal technologies are not yet viable in terms of cost and scalability, and the potential risks are not fully understood.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are beginning a new study that will develop a detailed research agenda to assess the benefits, risks, and sustainable scale potential for carbon dioxide removal and sequestration approaches.

The study committee will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, May 24, in Room 208 of the National Academies’ Keck Center on 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C.  The open session will run from 1 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.  An agenda for the meeting and more information about the study are available online.  Reporters who wish to attend should contact the Office of News and Public Information, tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail

Reporters who cannot attend the meeting in-person may join the event via webex here.