04.02.2021

# Political Papers

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Jordal, Kristin; Aragonès, Mark Preston (2021): Europe needs robust accounting for Carbon Dioxide Removal

Jordal, Kristin; Aragonès, Mark Preston (2021): Europe needs robust accounting for Carbon Dioxide Removal. Zero Emisssions Platform.

"This report from Temporary Working Group Carbon Dioxide Removal provides a definition of carbon dioxide removal, based on the four principles presented in the previous ZEP report ‘Europe needs a definition of carbon dioxide removal’, that defines a screening process to identify whether CCS and CCU projects may lead to CDR and outlines the factors that need to be considered when assessing a project’s potential for CDR."

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07.01.2021

# New Publications

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Reiner, David M.; et al. (2021): Europe’s ‘green deal’ and carbon dioxide removal

Reiner, David M.; Hannula, Ilkka; Koljonen, Tiina; Allen, Myles; Lucht, Wolfgang; Guillén-Gosálbez, Gonzalo; Mac Dowell, Niall (2021): Europe’s ‘green deal’ and carbon dioxide removal. In Nature 589 (7840), p. 19. DOI: 10.1038/d41586-020-03643-0.

"The European Union is debating whether to include carbon dioxide removal (CDR) as part of its 2030 targets on the road to climate neutrality by 2050. In our view, creating sustainable CDR could allow delivery of negative emissions at scale after 2030."

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09.12.2020

# New Publications

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Fridahl, Mathias; et al. (2020): Mapping Multi-Level Policy Incentives for Bioenergy With Carbon Capture and Storage in Sweden

Fridahl, Mathias; Bellamy, Rob; Hansson, Anders; Haikola, Simon (2020): Mapping Multi-Level Policy Incentives for Bioenergy With Carbon Capture and Storage in Sweden. In Front. Clim. 2. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2020.604787.

"The paper asks to what extent and how existing UN, EU, and Swedish climate policy instruments incentivize BECCS research, development, demonstration, and deployment in Sweden. The analysis is followed by a tentative discussion of needs for policy reform to improve the effectiveness of climate policy in delivering BECCS."

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23.11.2020

# Projects

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EC INEA: H2020 energy project signs climate change agreements

"Following tests and demonstrations of the ongoing CarbFix2 EU-funded INEA project, CarbFix and Climeworks have recently signed ground breaking agreements against climate change with ON Power, laying the foundation for a new plant which will significantly scale-up carbon removal and storage in Iceland."

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19.11.2020

# Media

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World Economic Forum: To achieve climate-neutrality, the EU needs a carbon sink strategy. Here's why

"Anthropogenic sources of greenhouse gases rightfully occupy a central position in the roadmap towards achieving climate neutrality. However, we must also get serious about preserving and expanding CO2 sinks; in other words, about capturing CO2 from the atmosphere and storing it permanently."

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27.10.2020

# Media

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Euractiv: Official: EU taking first steps to bring forestry into carbon market

"The first step to bring forestry under the EU’s emissions trading scheme is to ensure that every tonne of carbon dioxide in the forest is counted so that a certification system for carbon removals can be put in place, Artur Runge-Metzger told EURACTIV."

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26.10.2020

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Clean Energy Wire: EU ministers agree on climate law, postpone decision on 2030 emissions target

"The climate law will make the goal of climate neutrality 2050 legally binding and provide a framework for the bloc’s climate action efforts."

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08.10.2020

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Bellona: European Parliament votes to defend honest accounting within the EU Climate Law

"The European Parliament brings back clear emissions reduction obligations to the table and upholds the environmental integrity of the EU Green Deal for upcoming negotiations with the Council and Commission."

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05.10.2020

# Political Papers

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Meyer-Ohlendorf, Nils (2020): EU Framework for CO2 Removals – Targets and Commitments

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

"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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21.09.2020

# Media

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Euractiv: Commission under fire for including ‘carbon sinks’ into EU climate goals

"The European Commission on Thursday (17 September) defended its plan to bring carbon removals from agriculture, land use and forestry into the EU’s updated climate target for 2030, saying this was in line with UNFCCC standards."

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