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Cities as carbon sinks can also provide additional mitigation and adaptation co-benefits

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Deploying carbon dioxide removal options at the urban scale could not only make a substantial contribution to the global mitigation of climate change but could also have large potential mitigation and adaptation co-benefits. However, upscaling at the global scale is constrained by numerous uncertainties, economic barriers and governance issues.

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Fig. 1: Urban carbon removal options, co-benefits and barriers to implementation.

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This is a summary of: Rodriguez Mendez, Q. et al. Assessing global urban CO2 removal. Nat. Cities (2024).

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Cities as carbon sinks can also provide additional mitigation and adaptation co-benefits. Nat Cities 1, 398–399 (2024).

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