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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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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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