XPrize Carbon Removal Challenge
A Global Family Homestead Act for the 21st Century
Summary of Intent to Image
Wherein, everyone who actually wants to live on and work a hectare of land needs to, by right, have one for futurity.
Therefore, we purpose that as of this moment, there is the means for all future climate refugee children be immediately ceded a hectare of land in their name in perpetuity, on which to establish a One Planet biochar tree-farm homestead forever. This shall be paired with a vocational training program (for their guardians) featuring indigenous legacy as curriculum, with particular guidance in place-based self-sufficiency and sovereign scale utilities. As a turnkey homestead pilot project for all future refugee children (not just climate) it will greatly realize the nexus of interactions that an equitable zeitgeist culture requires for a successful transitioning to the latter 21st century.
The xprize carbon removal 'land' category has almost 300 entries where a significant number have biochar/soil as their primary instrument. So the science is in and the word is out about biochar's high-integrity in the durable natural climate solutions catalog.
Our intent here with Xprize is to intro-image, offer early adaptor narration and begin implementing a most holistic pathway to an enduring gigatonne culture.
Some very round ballpark numbers we want to put into play:
To win the grand prize, teams must demonstrate:
1. A working solution at a scale of at least 1000 tonnes removed per year;
2. Model their costs at a scale of 1 million tonnes per year;
If the above data is found feasable and conservative we would need 400,000 biochar homesteads to sequester a million tons (a megaton) of CO2.
This can be fulfilled through our proposed homestead program and recruitments from present day smallholder homesteaders worldwide.
Let's say that the avg cost of a turnkey refugee family hectare homestead is - all things considered - $1mn@, equalling $400bn (billion). USgov just spent over 6tn (trillion) on Covid.
3. And show a pathway to achieving a scale of gigatonnes per year in the future.
How many biochar hectare homesteads would it take to capture a gigatonne (a billion tonnes) of CO2 @year? We need 400mn hectare homesteads for a gigaton of reasons, including the full realization of a gigatonne culture. $400tn. Confronted with this number we can now propose the one planet biochar hectare to be the final coin of the realm.
"Any carbon negative solution is eligible: nature-based, direct air capture, oceans, mineralization,
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