LANDMARC project

Negative emission solutions are expected to play a pivotal role in future climate actions and net zero emissions policy scenarios. To date most climate actions have focussed on phasing out fossil fuels and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in, for example, industry, electricity, and transport. While zero emission trajectories in these sectors will remain a priority for decades to come, it is expected that residual GHG emissions will remain. To be able to fulfil the Paris Agreement and meet the world’s climate goals research, policy and markets are increasingly looking at negative emission solutions.

 This is why the nineteen LANDMARC consortium partners work together in order to: • Estimate the climate impact of land-based negative emission solutions, in agriculture, forestry, and other land-use sectors • Assess the potential for regional and global upscaling of negative emission solutions • Map their potential environmental, economic, and social co-benefits and trade-offs LANDMARC is an interdisciplinary consortium with expertise from ecology, engineering, climate sciences, global carbon cycle, soil sciences, satellite earth observation sciences, agronomy, economics, social sciences, and business. There is a balanced representation of partners from academia, SMEs, and NGOs from the EU, Africa, Asia and the Americas, which ensures a wide coverage of LMTs operating in different contexts (e.g. climates, land-use practices, socio-economic etc.) and spatial scales.

Project details

  • Project title: “LAND-use based MitigAtion for Resilient Climate pathways”
  • Funding scheme: European Union Horizon 2020 Programme (EU H2020, Grant agreement ID: 869367)
  • Duration: 4 years (1 July 2020 – 30 June 2024)
  • Project coordinator: Technische Universiteit Delft, Dr. Jenny Lieu
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