OpenAir Collective – the volunteer-led network that aims to advance the carbon removal sector, is hosting an event that focuses on a critical point in the development of the industry – its regulatory framework.
The online webinar is named The State of European Carbon Removal and welcomes industry experts to discuss key points from the European Carbon Removal Certification Framework. It will take place May 4th from 7 – 8 pm EEST. Carbonfuture Policy Lead Sebastian Manhart will discuss:
- Carbon removal targets and policies at the national level across Europe including a discussion of best practices and opportunities.
- Developments and key open questions for the European Carbon Removal Certification Framework.
- The future of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, and what it means for CDR.
Relevant: Highlights From EU’s First Expert Group Meeting On The Carbon Removal Certification Framework
The European Carbon Removal Certification Framework is the first EU-wide voluntary framework that aims to provide unified guidance and reliably certify high-quality carbon removals.
The proposal for the framework was adopted by the European Commission in 2022 and is now under development and discussion. The voluntary carbon market is hindered by the lack of regulatory guidance on reporting, verifying, and certifying of carbon credits. A framework would bring higher transparency, ensure trust from stakeholders and the industry, and prevent greenwashing.
Relevant: EU Parliament Approves Key Climate Laws On Carbon Emissions
Sebastian Manhart is the Senior Policy Advisor of Carbonfuture, the world´s leading platform for high-quality carbon dioxide removal (CDR). He is a climate advocate, and supports policymakers in making better decisions for our climate.
After his presentation, the event open the floor to the audience Q&A moderated by Megha Raghavan, Lead advocate at Open Air.