Bellona: Fit for 2030 series: A Slow and Steady start for CDR in the EU

„Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) has recently emerged as an integral component of the EU’s climate neutrality goal. Within the European Climate Law, which sets this goal into EU law, the contribution of removals via the land sink are explicitly mentioned and kept separate from the need to reduce emissions in the run up to 2030. Overall, the Commission’s approach to CDR governance is off to an acceptable start. Land-based emissions and removals are isolated and no major ‘faux-pas’ has been made on engineered removals. That said, most of the important decisions are yet to come and how these will be made remains to be seen.“