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21 Sep 2023
Environment

Hybrid Event: Nature-based solutions to increase carbon sinks on land

The event aims at raising awareness of the scientific opportunities and challenges behind a reliable evaluation of nature-based carbon removals; in particular, the combined roles of observation data, models and inventories will be highlighted.

The Paris Agreement and its target to limit the increase in the global average temperature to “well below 2°C” will require a drastic reduction of human-induced emissions of GHGs (the sources) as well as a significant increase of their uptake (the sinks), either by nature or through advanced technological solutions. Different concepts have been used to describe actions intending to increase the sinks of carbon: Carbon Dioxide Removal, Carbon Farming, Blue Carbon, Blue Forest, etc.

The European Commission issued in December 2021 a Communication on Sustainable Carbon Cycles which sets out an action plan to develop sustainable solutions to increase carbon removals. Among these solutions are green business models that reward farmers and forest owners for taking up improved land management practices that help capture carbon from the atmosphere and store it in soil or biomass in a sustainable way. Endorsed by the Council in April 2022, the Communication states unequivocally that “all carbon removals need to be accounted in full transparency” and that the necessary certification framework should rely on a “robust monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon removals”. This led in November 2022 to a proposal by the Commission for a Regulation establishing a Union certification framework for carbon removals that reiterates the need for a robust, solid and transparent carbon accounting system.

As a result, this event will explore how the environmental scientific capability built in the European Union through Research Infrastructures (like ICOS and the ENVRI Community) can be mobilized to support the establishment of a reliable certification framework for carbon removals. The event aims at raising awareness of the scientific opportunities and challenges behind a reliable evaluation of nature-based carbon removals; in particular, the combined roles of observation data, models and inventories will be highlighted.

When

21 Sep 2023 @ 01:15 pm

21 Sep 2023 @ 03:00 pm

Duration: 1 hours, 45 minutes

Timezone: GMT +2:00


Where

Online Webinar


Language

English en


Organised by

European Parliament Int...

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