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EU Framework for CO2 Removals – Targets and Commitments

 
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EU Framework for CO2 Removals – Targets and Commitments

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Meyer-Ohlendorf, Nils 2020: EU Framework for CO2 Removals – Targets and Commitments. Berlin: Ecologic Institute.

Carbon dioxide removals (CDR) are an important element of all scenarios compatible with the Paris Agreement. All existing CDR concepts have significant limitation but there is one no-regret option: the restoration of degraded ecosystems.

The new EU climate architecture should include a separate CDR target that builds primarily on restoring degraded ecosystems. This target should be legally binding and quantified – for the EU and Member States. It should not be a combined target which treats reductions and CDRs equally. This EU's CDR target should be enshrined in the European Climate Law.

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carbon removals, climate targets
Europe