Making good on the “net” in net zero: the Net-Zero Industry Act must support carbon removal
Carbon Gap's reaction to the Net-Zero Industry Act
Following the Green Deal Industrial Plan Communication (GDIP), the Commission has presented a legislative proposal for a Net-Zero Industry Act (NZIA), laying out its plan to support the manufacturing and scale-up of net-zero technologies.   The GDIP set big expectations; the NZIA was promised to allow for a stable and simplified regulatory environment for net-zero technologies. The question of which net-zero technologies would be considered of strategic importance remained open. The relevance of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) for the EU and the much-needed support to scale up technological CDR made it...
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Carbon Dioxide Removal EU Policy Tracker Database, Map, Dashboard and Resources
Europe is waking up to carbon removal: our new platform maps policy progress
Introducing the Carbon Removal Policy Tracker
The EU is advancing on incentivising and regulating carbon dioxide removal a new online platform shows, but the lack of coordinated vision could jeopardise progress. Assessment of carbon removal policies in several individual European countries shows that some are leaping ahead while others are taking longer to negotiate hurdles.   This is the picture emerging so far on our new online platform, the Carbon Removal Policy Tracker, launched today in Brussels, which aims to provide comprehensive overview of all EU policies that directly or indirectly relate to carbon dioxide removal (CDR).   ...
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Forest landscape as seen from the sky
Carbon dioxide removal in the IPCC Synthesis Report
Carbon Gap’s perspective on the release of the IPCC Synthesis Report
On Monday 20 March 2023, the IPCC released the final instalment of the Sixth Assessment Report: The Synthesis Report and accompanying Summary for Policymakers. This report consolidates the key findings from all six reports released since 2015. This includes last year’s Working Group 3 report, which for the first time made clear the non-negotiable role of negative emissions and carbon dioxide removal (CDR) in achieving international climate goals.   The IPCC clarified that carbon removal serves three key roles: 1) achieving net zero faster, alongside rapid emission cuts, 2) balancing very...
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Carbon removal is increasingly included explicitly or implicitly in EU legislative files, programmatic work, and policy discussions. Until now, there was no comprehensive picture of the regulatory framework around Europe’s emerging carbon management system, but this is changing. On 25 April, Carbon Gap will be launching a CDR Policy Tracker, an online tool that will give a digest of all EU legislative files – adopted, under discussion, or foreshadowed through official Communications from the EU Institutions. The presentation of the Tracker will be followed by a panel discussion about the future…

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Bridging the corporate ambition gap

COP 27

On 16 November, we hosted a webinar to mark the launch of our report ‘Bridging the Ambition Gap: A framework for scaling corporate funds for carbon removal and wider climate action’, co-authored by Robert Höglund (Marginal Carbon AB, Milkywire) and Eli Mitchell-Larson (Carbon Gap). Robert Höglund presented key insights from the report, highlighting new analysis on how corporate climate action can be benchmarked and the large contributions in spend that could be unleashed towards high impact climate projects. Here is a copy of his presentation. Bea Natzler at the Climate…

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Interview with our CEO
Glenn Morley speaks about joining Carbon Gap.
What brought you to carbon removal and leading Carbon Gap? I had spent almost a decade working in impact, after leaving finance and management consulting to apply myself to real world problems. I was frustrated with the failure to translate talk on climate into effective action, at the speed and scale necessary. The challenge is fixable if we organise. Carbon Gap’s mission is to support the development of carbon removal capacity in Europe, one of the largest organisation challenges Europe will ever face. I was drawn to this challenge. How...
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