We need to supplement decarbonization efforts with innovations in the CarbonTech sector utilizing Carbon Capture, Carbon Removal, and Carbon Utilization.
The concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere is currently at nearly 412 parts per million (ppm) and rising.
According to NASA, this represents a 47 percent increase since the beginning of the Industrial Age, when the concentration was near 280 ppm, and an 11 percent increase since 2000, when it was near 370 ppm.
Holding CO2 at no more than **430 ppm should allow the world to avoid overshooting the 1.5-degree goal.
While we need to prioritize decarbonization and reduce usage, that simply will not be enough. Even if we curb emissions 100%, the atmospheric temperature will continue to rise. We need to supplement these efforts with innovations in the CarbonTech sector utilizing Carbon Capture, Carbon Removal, and Carbon Utilization.
Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Carbon Sequestration (CCUS) technologies capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil fuel combustion or industrial processes. This CO2 is then transported and used as a resource to create valuable products, is permanently stored deep underground in geological formations, or is used in regenerative agriculture.
Technologies like food tracking and predictive analytics are being utilized to combat the annual waste of 1.3 billion tons of food, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to global sustainability.
Climate Robotics, a subfield of Climate Tech, uses AI-powered robots to scale climate action by automating tasks like planting trees or monitoring coral reefs, thus accelerating the implementation of climate response strategies and helping societies adjust to new climate realities.