The EU's debate on carbon dioxide removals (CDRs) is gaining momentum, but in important parts it is still a mystery. Basics of an EU framework for CDR remain unclear. An EU CDR Strategy could demystify CDRs and help trigger the necessary political debate on CDRs.
A paper by Ecologic Institute discusses a CDR strategy for the EU. It examines why the EU should have a CDR strategy, and explores the main elements of a CDR strategy.
European Climate Foundation (ECF), Netherlands
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Ecologic Institute, Germany
- 21 pp.
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2 Why the EU should have CDR strategy
3 Relationship with other EU policies
4 What should the EU CDR Strategy contain?
4.1 Reductions first, removals second
4.2 Quantified CDR targets
4.3 Paving the way towards legally binding targets for the EU and Member States
4.4 How much CDRs for the EU?
4.5 Criteria for an informed debate on CDR options
4.6 Restoring degraded ecosystems
4.7 Afforestation, reforestation and Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)
4.8 Direct Air Capture and Enhanced Weathering
4.9 Soil carbon sequestration
4.10 Research and innovation
4.11 Incentives for CDR deployment and research