Helping science succeed
Helping science succeed

The Global CDR Forum


The IPCC has explained for years that we need to remove billions of tons of carbon dioxide from our Earth’s atmosphere every year between about 2050 and 2100. If we don’t, we’re cooked, literally. And yet, we’re nowhere remotely close to being able to do this. In fact, we haven’t even started developing a workable plan. In the meantime, the need for large-scale C02 removal has become more urgent than ever because we’ve missed all our emissions targets.

The Global CDR Forum is the world’s first and only global, high-level, ongoing event designed to bring together all key stakeholders to develop a workable plan for the future—including policy, technical, financial, social, moral-ethical, sustainability, and other vital considerations. Join this group and help save our planet while there’s still time.


The Global CDR Forum is new global partnership between countries, industries and institutions who will work together starting in 2025 on the challenge of removing carbon dioxide from the Earth’s atmosphere at scale. Although there have been various conferences exploring various aspects of carbon dioxide removal, the Global CDR Forum is unique and vital in five key respects:

  1. This forum will focus only on removing greenhouse gases from the Earth’s atmosphere (primarily CO2 but other greenhouse gases as well). Capture and storage are obviously necessary elements of this discussion and will be incorporated into the Forum’s work, but the goal of these discussions is to develop affordable, sustainable, and immediately actionable CDR policies.
  2. This forum is policy focused. This Forum will focus on policy development—not endless debate, but structured and directed conversations with the goal of putting together a workable, high-level, multistakeholder approach to attacking the CDR issue now. All aspects of this issue will be debated (environmental, technical, financial, ethical).
  3. This forum is global. Every country has their own ideas and priorities, but atmospheric CO2 removal is going to require global cooperation and collaboration. Relying only on international bodies for this work can be tortuously slow and ultimately ineffective. This Forum will bring together a wide range of global actors who are willing to work together now on creating a realistic, global solution.
  4. This forum is high-level. Forum delegates will be high level representatives of their countries and institutions, in a position of authority to debate and develop policy and not only debate details. And finally,
  5. This forum is ongoing. The Forum will officially start work with the first CDR conference in early 2025, and will host an additional ten years of major annual conferences at minimum (with smaller supplemental group meetings as warranted), connected by ongoing dialog between Forum members to develop, test, and fine-tune policy details.