Visions for Greenhouse Gas Removal – Image Archive

In April 2024, CO2RE announced an image competition, endeavouring to forge a visual archive for GGR methods, technologies, and practices. The aim was to demystify GGR by highlighting what it can look like, recognise its presence in our everyday lives and environment, and explore how it can shape climate futures.

We called for people of varied interests and professions – photographers, artists, designers, illustrators, researchers with creative interests, and more – to engage with the environmental, economic, sociocultural, or political implications of GGR. 

Our jury – including architect and ecological researcher, Marvi Mazhar, scientist and artist, Dr Cécile Girardin, and two CO2RE researchers, Dr Isabela Butnar and Dr Laurie Waller – assessed images based on their engagement with evidence, ability to communicate research and the realities of GGR, their potential to affect an impact, and their alignment with category guidelines.

You can now view 7 shortlisted images from each category in the following archives:

  • Capturing GGR: photographs that capture one or more GGR methods or technologies as they exist or are being developed
  • Envisioning GGR: illustrations, graphic posters, or digital art that draw up possible climate futures by creatively engaging with or imagining scenarios that could take shape by adopting various approaches to GGR

All shortlisted images are on display at the Café in the Old Fire Station in Oxford 3 June onwards.

Do not forget to vote for your favourite images in the online ballot for the ‘Popular Choice Award’ by 20 June 2024!

Capturing GGR: Click to view the full archive

*These are preview images. Please visit the ‘Capturing GGR’ page to view full size photographs and photographers’ statements.

The Jury

Dr Cécile Girardin

Marvi Mazhar

Isabela Butnar profile image

Dr Isabela Butnar

Laurie Waller profile image

Dr Laurie Waller

“Representing diverse worldviews, the submissions to this competition offer us vital glimpses into the social realities of greenhouse gas removal. They show us why image-makers will play a critical role in anticipating how technology can change the atmospheres of everyday life.” – Dr Laurie Waller

*Note that the jury have shortlisted and awarded prizes based on an image’s potential to affect an impact, provoke critical questions, and enable engagement with GGR. Their decisions should by no means imply their, their organisation’s, or CO2RE’s endorsement of any particular GGR method, technology, or project.

Envisioning GGR: Click to view the full archive

*These are preview images. Please visit the ‘Envisioning GGR’ page to view full size designs and artists’ statements.

Events

Goodbye Greenhouse Gas! @ The Old Fire Station
Goodbye Greenhouse Gas! @ The Old Fire Station

Event date - June 20, 2024

Join us for an evening of fun and learning on Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) at the Old Fire Station in Oxford Read more

3rd International Conference on Negative CO₂ Emissions
3rd International Conference on Negative CO₂ Emissions

Event date - June 18, 2024

CO₂RE is hosting the 3rd International Conference on Negative CO₂ Emissions Read more

The State of Carbon Dioxide Removal Report – Launch of 2nd Edition
The State of Carbon Dioxide Removal Report – Launch of 2nd Edition

Event date - June 4, 2024

This webinar will launch the new edition of the global annual report – The State of Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) Read more

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