From label to court: navigating European case law on corporate climate claims
Recent court rulings across EU member states suggest solutions for the substantiation of climate claims, highlighting a gap in EU legislations.
The recent boom of corporate climate claims has caused an increase in related judiciary cases across Europe, due to a legislative gap in EU law. Court rulings suggest solutions for the substantiation and communication of climate claims, which should inspire the EU co-legislators as they design harmonised rules to bridge this legislative gap. We have seen a proliferation of claims regarding the reduced or (net) zero impact of companies or their products on the climate in recent years. As consumers increasingly scrutinise the environmental impact of their consumption, companies are...
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Open letter: The EU needs a Cleantech Competitiveness Deal
Carbon Gap and 23 organisations call for a resilient environment for cleantech in Europe.
As a new political cycle approaches, an EU Cleantech Competitiveness Deal will need to set strategic plans to attract and develop innovative, growing sectors such as carbon dioxide removal (CDR), and safeguard the sufficient allocation of research and growth funding at the EU level. The other signatories supporting an EU Cleantech Competitiveness Deal are Airborne Wind Europe, Aster, Carbon Free Europe, Cleantech for Europe, Climate Strategy & Partners, Ecocem, Electrochaea, EUREC – The Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres, GET Fund, I4CE – Institute for Climate Economics, MITO Technology,...
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Decoding the Net-Zero Industry Act – Implications for carbon removal
Ahead of the 23 April Parliament's confirmation vote, Carbon Gap gives you an overview of the NZIA provisional text.
By Policy Analyst, Eloisa Viloria and Associate Policy Lead, Matteo Guidi The Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA) is a positive first step in the path to support the EU’s cleantech industry, but gaps still remain in the provisionally agreed text that makes it inadequate to fully address the comprehensive needs of carbon dioxide removal (CDR). The NZIA proposal was adopted by the European Commission in March 2023, following its announcement in the Green Deal Industrial Plan Communication. The Act came in part as the EU’s response to the US’s Inflation...
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What does an effective, safe and just carbon removal strategy look like for Europe? As we come up to the European elections, we will be joined by speakers from across policy, academia and civil society for our event ‘To net zero and beyond: A carbon removal strategy for Europe.’ See the full programme here. At the event, we will launch our new CDR strategy for Europe which sets forward concrete policy recommendations based on four pillars: compliance markets, deployment incentives, funding for R&D&I and justice-centred governance. Join us 19 March from…

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We must open the door to CDR policy opportunities and bridge the gap that separates the EU from the USA if we want to reach our global climate goals. Join us on online, 17 January at 16:30 CET (10:30 ET) as we speak with key CDR policy stakeholders and experts from both the EU and US. In this first webinar of our EU/USA comparison, we will be examining each region’s current policy landscape and the gaps in their approach to carbon removal. In doing so, we aim to identify means…

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