Current understanding of the impact of Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) approaches on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in selected countries in Latin America and the Caribbean

The report responds to a request made in late 2020 by the Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

This report synthesizes the best understandings of potential implications of the adoption of nature-based and technical options for carbon dioxide removal, aiming to complement direct emissions reductions. 

The findings are based on the assessment of the available scientific, technical and socio-economic literature and the economic, social and environmental implications of the implementation of CDR technological options. The implications are to be examined against the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the contribution to climate mitigation that the implementation may have in Argentina and Colombia. This analysis helps to identify knowledge gaps and where possible formulaterecommendations and specify options for consideration by governments in the region to decide and eventually stimulate the potential inclusion of relevant CDR approaches in national climate change strategies that contribute to the achievement of the SDGs, the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and green recovery plans, when applicable. 

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