IKEM supports the global joint project UPTAKE with studies on the legal framework for negative emission technologies.

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In addition to the direct reduction of emissions, the targeted removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere (CDR) can help limiting global warming in the long term. In order to develop viable strategies for the use of this instrument, the UPTAKE project is evaluating relevant technologies and is compiling a database with information on their costs and effectiveness, possible risks and technical development prospects.

For the project, IKEM is investigating the current framework conditions for negative emissions and CDR technologies at various regulatory levels and will identify possible paths for the future development of the corresponding legislation.


UPTAKE – Bridging current knowledge gaps to enable the UPTAKE of carbon dioxide removal methods

Principal: European Commission

Funding programme: Horizon Europe

Project partner: Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus University, Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici, Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola, E3-Modelling Ae, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Fundacja Instytut Reform, Institut für Weltwirtschaft, Instytut Ochrony Srodowiska – Panstwowy Instytut Badawczy, Internationales Institut für Angewandte Systemanalyse, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat, Paul Scherrer Institut, Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Universität Hamburg, Universiteit Utrecht, University of Strathclyde, Universty Court of the University of Aberdeen

Duration: 09/2023–08/2027