LANDMARC Horizon 2020
Climate targets will not be met by reducing emissions alone - negative emissions technologies that remove and sequester carbon dioxide are also necessary. Land-Based Mitigation Technologies (LMTs) and practices are part of the solution. Agriculture, forestry, and other land use sectors are potentially able to absorb huge amounts of carbon from the atmosphere. LANDMARC is a 4 year project (2020-24) that will improve our understanding of how and where Land Based Mitigation Technologies can be most effectively deployed. We will bring together stakeholders, Earth observation technology and computer modelling to estimate the global realistic potential of the Earth’s land surface in absorbing additional carbon from the atmosphere. We develop new assessment methodologies and tools. Our work will help Governments identify suitable LMTs for their countries and quantify their impact.