OCTA

Overseas Countries
and Territories Association

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EU consultation: future Action Plan on carbon removals

Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, French Polynesia, Greenland, French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF), New Caledonia, Saba, Saint-Barthelemy, Saint-Pierre-and-Miquelon, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, Wallis and Futuna

The European Commission consults on its future action plan on carbon removals!

The European Commission opened a public consultation on Thursday, September 9, on its upcoming action plan to restore sustainable carbon cycles by developing technological and natural solutions.

Scheduled for December 14 (provisional date) in the form of a communication, this action plan will aim to “promote carbon storage in agricultural soils and put in place a regulatory framework for the certification of carbon removals,” according to the roadmap published by the Commission.

The Commission intends to explore a range of options for carbon removal and storage, as well as for recycling carbon from biomass, waste and directly from the air.

The protection of the environment and the reduction of air pollution is an issue that is key for OCTA members. Thus, we invite all concerned to participate in the consultation.

According to the roadmap, the action plan will address, among other things, how to foster research and deployment of technological solutions and create a competitive market for industrial carbon capture, storage and use. In this regard, it mentions the role of the Innovation Fund, the Financial Instrument for the Environment (LIFE) and Horizon Europe.

The consultation period closes on October 7.

For more information or to see the roadmap and participate in the consultation: Climate change – restoring sustainable carbon cycles (europa.eu)

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