Brief: QU.A.L.ITY soil carbon removals? Assessing the EU Framework for Carbon Removal Certification from a climate-friendly soil management perspective.
Hugh McDonald, Anne Siemons, Ralph Bodle, May Hobeika, Aaron Scheid, Lambert Schneider; Ecologic Institute, Berlin, 27 pp.
This brief critically assesses the Commission’s 2022 proposal for Framework for Carbon Removals Certification as it applies to climate-friendly soil management. The authors introduce the proposal and then evaluate how its minimum certification criteria – the so-called QU.A.L.ITY (quantification, additionality, long-term storage, and sustainability) criteria – would apply to climate-friendly soil management activities.