Anthropogenic removals

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Anthropogenic removals refer to the withdrawal of GHGs from the atmosphere as a result of deliberate human activities. These include enhancing biological sinks of CO2 and using chemical engineering to achieve long-term removal and storage. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) from industrial and energy-related sources, which alone does not remove CO2 in the atmosphere, can reduce atmospheric CO2 if it is combined with bioenergy production (BECCS).

See also: Anthropogenic emissions, Bioenergy with carbon dioxide capture and storage (BECCS) and Carbon capture and storage (CCS).