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EU Green Claims Directive

Today the European Parliament’s Committees on Environment (ENVI) and Internal Market & Consumer Protection (IMCO) jointly adopted their report on the EU Green Claims Directive with 85 votes in favour, 2 against and 14 abstentions.

  • The ENVI and IMCO Committees report on Green Claims is a significant step towards clearer EU rules on organisational climate claims.
  • MEPs require climate-related compensation claims to be used for balancing the residual emissions of an organisation through carbon credits certified under the EU Carbon Removal Certification Framework (CRCF) or other schemes recognised by the Commission.
  • Organisations can only compensate fossil fuel emissions with permanent removal credits as defined by the CRCF, in line with the like-for-like principle and the natural carbon cycle.

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