The faster emissions are reduced, the more carbon will be removed
How much carbon will we need to remove from the atmosphere? The answer is often determined by looking at how much emissions are expected to remain. For example, seeing that the world still emits 12 billion tons of CO₂e by 2050 in the IEA Announced Pledges Scenario, and drawing the conclusion that the slower emissions reductions are, the more carbon will be removed. But counterintuitively, the opposite is true.