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Public Consultation Launched for Carbon Dioxide Removal Industry Commitments

Public Consultation Launched for Carbon Dioxide Removal Industry Commitments

Brussels, 8 April – The Negative Emissions Platform (NEP), of which Bioenergy Europe is part of,  released today the public consultation on CDR Industry Commitments. NEP invites feedback from all stakeholders on the document, aiming to refine and enhance its provisions before finalization.

The CDR Industry Commitments outline a set of principles and pledges aimed at guiding the actions and behaviours of various stakeholders within the CDR community. Emphasising the urgent need for carbon dioxide removal as a vital component of global climate action, the commitments underscore the shared responsibility of the CDR sector in combatting anthropogenic climate change.

Key provisions of the draft commitments include:

  • Recognition of the scientific consensus on climate change and on the role that carbon dioxide removal must play in reaching net-zero.
  • Commitment to transparency, sustainability, and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Pledges to engage with stakeholders, uphold human rights, and foster collaboration within the CDR industry.

NEP is dedicated to ensuring that the finalised commitments accurately reflect the diverse perspectives and expertise within the CDR community. As such, the public consultation process offers an invaluable opportunity for stakeholders to contribute their insights and recommendations.

Commenting on the significance of the public consultation, NEP Secretary-General, Chris Sherwood, stated: “The Carbon Dioxide Removal Industry Commitments represent a critical framework for guiding the actions of CDR stakeholders worldwide. We encourage all interested parties to participate in this public consultation, as their feedback will help shape the final document and contribute to the advancement of responsible carbon removal practices.

The consultation period will remain open for 4 weeks, during which stakeholders are invited to submit their comments and suggestions via the NEP website. Deadline for the consultation is 8 May 2024. Following the conclusion of the consultation period, NEP will finalise the commitments, having considered all the feedback received.

About the Negative Emissions Platform

The Negative Emissions Platform (NEP) is a Brussels-based partnership of European and international organisations focused on carbon removals. Our members are primarily technology companies, but also include project developers, investors, carbon marketplaces, and buyers of carbon removals. We provide a forum in which diverse like-minded organisations actively collaborate to improve political and public recognition of carbon removals.

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