Deadline: 19 Jul 2024

Published: 10 Jul 2024

Contact: IPCC Press Office

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is calling on its member governments and observer organizations to nominate experts to the meeting that will draft the outline of the Methodology Report on the Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies and Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage.

The meeting is being organized by the IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI) and is tentatively scheduled for the second half of October this year.

Nominated experts for the meeting should have relevant expertise about the estimation of sinks or sources from:

  • Direct air carbon dioxide capture and storage (DACCS)
  • Bioenergy carbon capture and storage
  • Carbon dioxide capture, utilization, and storage
  • Concrete carbonation
  • Enhanced weathering
  • Ocean alkalinity enhancement
  • Blue carbon management in coastal wetlands
  • Soil carbon sequestration in crop and grasslands
  • Peatland and coastal wetland restoration
  • Biochar
  • Ocean fertilization
  • Wastewater treatment/ wastewater alkalinity
  • Forestry
  • Other carbon dioxide removal technologies not specified above

On carbon capture, utilization and storage expertise, those to be nominated should have expertise in relation to the estimation of sources or sinks from:

  • Carbon dioxide capture
  • Carbon dioxide transport
  • Carbon dioxide injection
  • Carbon dioxide storage
  • Carbon dioxide use: a. Enhanced oil, gas, coal bed methane recovery b. Production of chemicals c. Production of other products

The Working Group III contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report found that “the deployment of carbon dioxide removal to counterbalance hard-to-abate residual emissions is unavoidable if net zero CO2 or GHG emissions are to be achieved. The IPCC noted that a review of its 2006 Guidelines for the preparation of national inventories is timely and at its 60th Session requested its Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories to develop a Methodology Report on Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies, Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage. This scoping meeting will draft the outline for this Methodology Report to be considered by the Panel in early 2025. The Methodology Report itself is expected to be finalized by the end of 2027.

Those interested in being nominated as an expert for participation in the scoping meeting should contact the relevant Focal Point. A list of Focal Points for IPCC member governments and observer organizations is available here.

Focal points are expected to submit nominations by midnight CEST on Friday, 19 July 2024.

Nominations are submitted through a dedicated online nomination tool by Focal Points only.