St Ives Bay
The acid test: taking carbon dioxide removal to the community
Learnings from a community feedback session on ocean alkalinity enhancement
It’s not every day that a local community gathers to explore ocean alkalinity enhancement (OAE) and what it would mean if a project came to a bay near them. That’s why I went to observe a community comment session in Cornwall, south-western UK last week organised by Planetary, a Canadian company hoping to trial its OAE method in St Ives Bay this summer.   Over fifty local people came to hear Planetary’s vision, ask questions and provide feedback in what could be the start of ongoing engagement. I sat at...
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Advisory Board announcement
We welcome 12 leading carbon dioxide removal experts and practitioners
Carbon Gap is pleased to formally launch its Advisory Board, initially comprising 12 recognised experts and practitioners from across climate, with a focus in carbon management and carbon dioxide removal (CDR). The Carbon Gap Advisory Board will support the organisation on many fronts, including contributing to the development and refinement of its independent, science-based positions on responsible carbon management in Europe, improving the charity’s long-term strategy, and strengthening and broadening its links within the global expert community. The initial members of the Carbon Gap Advisory Board include leading experts and...
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Open letter to EU policymakers on carbon removal certification
Carbon Gap and seven other organisations urge for clear and robust regulations to govern the use of carbon removals
As part of the working group on the Carbon Removal Certification Framework (CRCF), experts on carbon removal are meeting today, 7 March 2023, to advise the European Commission on the proposal’s technical details. In this context, Carbon Gap and seven other organisations are publishing an Open Letter, which highlights the need for clear and robust regulations to govern the use of carbon removals. The European Commission has shown leadership with the CRCF and took the first and significant step toward developing a strong carbon removal capability in Europe that contributes...
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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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Stakeholder Conference: Making the case for European leadership in carbon removal.


Held on 26 October 2022, the event gathered over a hundred EU and national policymakers, industry, academia, and civil society representatives to exchange views on how to ensure the development of a robust European carbon dioxide removal (‘CDR’) policy framework that enables these innovative technologies to scale up at the required pace. In his welcoming remarks, CEO Glenn Morley introduced the audience to Carbon Gap’s goal to address policy, knowledge and ambition gaps to unlock the potential of carbon removals. In his keynote speech on CDR 101: What is carbon removal…

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Key Takeaways

A series of high-level recommendations on CDR emerged during the event, including:

  • The EU and its Member States need to develop policies for the scaling of carbon dioxide removals in order to ensure that gigaton scales of removals, necessary to meet the Paris Agreement goals, can and will be reached.
  • The upcoming carbon removal certification framework proposal should: ensure real climate benefit of certified removals; create trust from a wide variety of stakeholders including policymakers, removal providers, and purchasers; be dynamic by design – flexible and capable of change as CDR methods and methodologies evolve; transparently provide necessary data of certified carbon removal activities; and define quality criteria and baselines for aspects such as additionality, storage durability, sustainability, and greenhouse gas leakage.
  • Appropriate funding mechanisms of relevant sizes need to be developed or adapted to provide required funding and support for carbon removal market building.
  • The EU needs to recognize its opportunity to become a leader on carbon removals, while also increasing efforts on carbon removals to remain competitive, by continuously advancing and mainstreaming required carbon removal policy.


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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