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What policy framework to scale up negative emissions

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Climate neutrality will require negative emissions. Beyond mid-century, net-negative emissions will become an obligation also for the EU. Many different technologies exist at different levels of maturity; they will need to be durable and accountable. The meeting will discuss how and when to scale up technologies, what policy options are required and what trade-offs ill need to be addressed.


Moderator: Christian Egenhofer, CEPS & EUI

Negative emissions: definitions, technologies and policy issues – Presentation of a short draft paper: Milan Elkerbout and Julie Bryhn, CEPS (10 min) (confirmed)

Critical issues for nature and technology-based solutions : Sabine Fuss, Jubilee Professor, Chalmers University, Göteborg; Mercator Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change & Humboldt University, Berlin (tbc)

Linde Zuidema, Research Associate, School for Transnational Governance, European University Institute, Florence (confirmed)

Comments by:

Fabien Ramos, DG Clima, European Commission (on certification) (5-7 Min) (confirmed)

Simon Kay, DG Clima, European Commission (on biomass) (5-7 Min) (tbc)

Followed by roundtable discussion with stakeholders:

3 to 4 short interventions on negative emissions:

· Volume of negative emissions in 2050

· Monitoring and certification

· Storage with a view of permanence

· Demand side: what incentives are needed to create demand after 2030?

Discussion with Q&A, debate and contributions from the audience (approx. 45 Min)


The discussion will be very actively moderated to ensure focus on a number of key points. Ahead of the meeting, we will actively solicit contributions by participants.

June 29th, 2021 3:00 PM through  4:30 PM
CEPS (online),
Place du Congrès 1,
1000 Brussels,
Phone: +32 2 2293911
Event Info
Meeting ref
Responsible Mr. Christian Egenhofer
Secretary Ms. Isabelle Tenaerts