Climatic Change

, Volume 118, Issue 1, pp 1-14

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Modeling meets science and technology: an introduction to a special issue on negative emissions

  • Massimo TavoniAffiliated withEuro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) Email author 
  • , Robert SocolowAffiliated withPrinceton University


This article introduces the Climatic Change special issue dedicated to negative emissions technologies, also known as carbon dioxide removal (CDR) from the atmosphere. CDR is the only class of mitigation options able to reduce the carbon stock in the atmosphere significantly. In this special issue CDR is explored from the perspectives of integrated assessment, technology optimization, environmental science, and political science.