Deadline: 15 September 2023
On the 30th of November 2022, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a voluntary framework to reliably certify high-quality carbon removals. To ensure the quality and comparability of carbon removals, the proposed regulation establishes four QU.A.L.ITY criteria.
The objective of this questionnaire is to obtain a comprehensive overview of existing certification methodologies for industrial carbon removal practices and to understand how (and whether) they ensure that carbon removals are accurately quantified and additional, that carbon is stored for the long-term, and that carbon removal activities are sustainable. The survey is structured along the proposed QU.A.L.ITY criteria and is aligned with Annex I, which lists the elements that a certification methodology shall include in the future Delegated Acts. The results of this survey will be presented during a meeting of the Expert Group on Carbon Removals, which is planned for the 25 and 26 October 2023.