Carbon Removal

Should negative emissions be included in the EU ETS?

Let’s take a closer look at how removals are included in Europe’s sectoral climate policies today, what kind of proposals are currently on the table, and the options to include carbon removal in climate policy tools like the European Union Emissions Trading System. Where are the removals included today? The three pillars of the European Union climate policy are: 1) European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), which covers 40% …

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Designing Carbon Removal Policy, Part 1 — Clarifying Net-Zero

The Paris Agreement and subsequent IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C have motivated nations and corporates to take on net-zero targets. We have arrived in a new era of climate policy. Next to reducing emissions, this progress has sparked immense interest in carbon removal — the other part of climate change mitigation. Next to steep emission reductions required over the coming decades, carbon removal will become the main driver of climate ambition …

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Shaping Europe’s Carbon Removal Policy

Europe is finally tackling the missing part in its climate policy toolbox – carbon removal. Next to steep emission reductions required over the next couple of decades, carbon removal will become the main driver of climate ambition before mid-century. In their Sustainable Carbon Cycles Communication, the European Commission outlines its vision as follows: “To reach the climate neutrality objective of the EU Climate Law, carbon removals will have to be …

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