COP28 Side Event “From Science to Action: Overcoming Challenges in Implementing Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) Pathways”

The debate surrounding carbon dioxide removal is pivotal as the European Union strives to achieve its climate objectives. The goal is greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050, demanding immediate and comprehensive emission reductions as well as CO2 removals. Central to this discussion are the inevitable existence of residual emissions due to essential societal activities, the critical necessity of distinguishing between emission reductions and removals, comprehensive assessments of CO2 removal to design sustainable pathways, and the questions surrounding practical implementation and scaling-up of CO2 removal methods.

Addressing these issues is crucial for successful negotiations on methods and policy instruments to attain the net-zero targets. This event will explore core aspects of the debate, providing a platform for an in-depth discussion to further analyse the challenges and potential solutions.

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