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Sustainable Carbon Cycles Conference
January 31, 2022
It is our pleasure to welcome you to the one-day Sustainable Carbon Cycles Conference. The event is organised by the European Commission on 31 January 2022. The conference will bring together decision makers and experts from different backgrounds to share their experiences in view of the upcoming EU regulatory initiative on the certification of carbon removals.
To balance out the impacts of our CO2 emissions, the EU will need to drastically reduce its reliance on fossil carbon, upscale carbon farming to store more carbon in nature, and promote industrial solutions to sustainably and verifiably remove and recycle carbon. Removing and storing more carbon, from the atmosphere, oceans and coastal wetlands, is essential to achieve the EU’s legally binding commitment to become climate neutral by 2050.
In December 2021, the Commission adopted the Communication “Sustainable Carbon Cycles” that outlines EU-wide actions to scale up carbon farming initiatives and industrial solutions in order to sustainably capture, store and recycle carbon. By the end of 2022, the Commission will propose an EU regulatory framework for the certification of carbon removals based on robust and transparent carbon accounting rules to monitor and verify the authenticity and environmental integrity of carbon removals. A Call for Evidence will also be launched in January.
Join us on 31 January together with public authorities, industry representatives and civil society to exchange on the role and potential of carbon removals in the EU and feed into the discussion on the upcoming regulatory framework for their certification.
High-level speakers include Executive Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the European Green Deal Frans Timmermans, Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski, French Minister for Ecological Transition Barbara Pompili and French Minister for Agriculture Julien Denormandie. Furthermore, more technical topics will be discussed during four panel sessions with the participation of experts and relevant stakeholders.
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We look forward to welcome you in our virtual meeting space!