Kategorie: Calls

EU-Survey: Industrial Removal Certification Methodologies

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.


Session at OSM24: CM004 – Modeling Approaches in Support of Ocean-based Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) Research

Abstract Submission Deadline: 13 September, 2023

Ocean Sciences Meeting 2024: 18-23 February, New Orleans

This session will report on various modeling approaches, and their integration with ocean observations, for addressing ocean-based CDR challenges including macroalgae cultivation, nutrient fertilization, and alkalinity enhancement. We invite contributions across a broad range of scales from particle-environment interactions on micrometers to meters, regional models covering 10s to 1000s of meters, to global models of the Earth system, to provide a comprehensive understanding of ocean-based CDR approaches.

Chair: Katja Fennel, Co-chairs: Kristen A Davis, David P Keller, Hyewon Kim


Session at OSM24: Marine Based Carbon Dioxide Removal (mCDR)- the science, engineering, ethics, social and governance needs

Abstract Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 13 September, 2023

Ocean Sciences Meeting 2024: 18-23 February, New Orleans

This session is open to all ocean scientists and early mCDR research adopters or practitioners as well as social scientists and those involved in developing and implementing ocean policies and governance frameworks.  Topics will range from results from lab and field studies, to advances in monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) platforms, sensors and models required to constrain both C budgets and ecological impacts, and ethical paths needed to move forward.

Convener: Ken Buesseler, Co-convener: Brad Ack, David T Ho, Kate Moran


Session at AGU23: Science-based Carbon Removal: Strategies, Monitoring, Measurements, Reporting and Verification across Terrestrial, Atmospheric, Oceanic and Societal Dimensions

Abstract Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 2 August 2023

AGU Fall Meeting 2023: 11-15 December, San Francisco

This session will feature the latest CDR science, with a focus on the scientific basis for carbon monitoring, measurements, reporting and verification (MMRV), for effective and efficient CDR strategies with embedded societal values. The Conveners welcome abstracts on nature-based and/or technological CDR research and approaches that could inform innovative and timely strategies for multi-agency (U.S. government and international) collaborations and partnerships with the non-federal sector (e.g., foundations, industries, venture capitals, non-profits, universities, states).

Convener: Gyami Shrestha, Co-convener: Peter Warwick, Judith Z Drexler, Pamela Chu


Session at AGU23: Advancing Carbon Mineral Storage

Abstract Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 2 August 2023

AGU Fall Meeting 2023: 11-15 December, San Fransico

In this session at the 2023 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, the conveners invite abstract submissions detailing individual or coupled processes taking place during carbon mineralization, from pore-scale to reservoir-scale, that would allow us to better obtain resource estimations, carbonation rates, and CO2 injection strategies and to develop measuring, reporting, and verification protocols. This session is to bring together a diverse and inclusive group of participants that will seed active decarbonization collaborations and enable products that benefit society.

Conveners: Ruoshi Cao, Conveners: Martin Voigt, Sandra Ósk Snæbjörnsdóttir, Todd Schaef


Announcing a startup competition for early stage companies focused on CO2 capture and removal

Deadline: July 28

As part of the upcoming SOSV Climate Tech Summit—taking place virtually September 26-27th this year— SOSV (venture capital firm that operates early stage startup development programs) announce the partnership with Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) to host a Startup Innovation Challenge (aka a startup competition) focused on Carbon Removal and Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage (CCUS).


The CCS+ Initiative’s first carbon accounting methodologies are now open for public consultation

Deadline: 29 July

The CCS+ Initiative launched for public consultation its first batch of carbon accounting methodologies, developed under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Program. This is an important step on the journey to unlocking carbon finance for projects that reduce or remove carbon emissions, which are currently not financially viable, yet sorely needed to reach international climate goals. The consultation will be run by Verra, the leading standard-setter in the Voluntary Carbon Market. The initiative brings together 51 stakeholders to develop a comprehensive carbon accounting infrastructure for technologies that capture, utilise and store, including engineered carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies. The variety of approaches capturing, transporting and storing carbon that, together, could make up the industrial infrastructure of a fully-fledged carbon management economy. 


First educational conference on CO₂ removal

October 10 – 11, 2023 in Munich, submit papers by 01 July 2023

Researchers and university didacticians at CDRterra (German Research Programme) have launched a nationwide educational conference on CO₂ removal. This will take place for the first time from October 10 to 11, 2023 at the Deutsches Museum in Munich. The motto: Developing perspectives, testing educational and mediation formats, designing lessons. The participants want to consider together how they can prepare a thematically challenging, disciplinarily broad topic with high social significance for school education. Participation in the conference is free of charge.


Guide to Best Practices in Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement Research

Open for public review until 3 August 2023

Editor(s): Andreas Oschlies, Angela Stevenson, Lennart Bach, Katja Fennel, Rosalind Rickaby, Terre Satterfield, Romany Webb, Jean-Pierre Gattuso IN: State Planet Discuss. [preprints], in review, 2023.

The OAE Best Practices Guide is under development and chapter preprints will be open for public review. Please contribute your expertise where relevant! Chapter preprints will be made available on a rolling basis.


Call for input 2023 – structured public consultation: Removal activities under the Article 6.4 mechanism

Open: 5th to 19th June 2023

UNFCCC: The Article 6.4 (Paris Agreement) mechanism Supervisory Body is seeking inputs regarding removal activities. This structured public consultation is being conducted as per the request of the CMA (decision 7/CMA.4, paragraph 22), that requested the Supervisory Body to consider broader inputs from stakeholders provided in a structured public consultation process. Given the proximity of the sixth meeting of the Supervisory Body, the call is closing on the 19th June 2023, however late submissions will be accepted as detailed in paragraph 23 of the SB005 meeting report. Stakeholders are encouraged to provide input by answering the questions provided in the information note “Guidance and questions for further work on removals” as contained in annex 2 to SB005 meeting report.