EU Framework for CO2 Removals – Targets and Commitments
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.