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Welcome to CarbonTakeBack.org

This site gives an introduction to the principles of the Carbon Take Back policy

To stop climate change and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, we need to achieve net zero emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) by mid-century. Because fossil sources account for the overwhelming share of CO2 emissions, there are only two ways to accomplish this:

  1. Institute and enforce a global ban on fossil fuel extraction and use
  2. Permanently store one tonne of CO2 for every tonne generated by burning fossil fuels and producing steel and cement, such that it remains out of the atmosphere for thousands fo years.

Banning fossil fuels would be impractical, unenforceable, and politically infeasible. Even if electricity production is completely decarbonised, applications such as shipping, aviation, steel, and cement production will continue to use these fuels well past 2050.

We cannot afford to wait until everyone stops using fossil fuels before we halt global warming.

That is why we need a Carbon Takeback policy.

CarbonTakeback.org is an information resource supported by Oxford Net Zero and the ClimateWorks Foundation, although the views expressed herein are those of the site authors