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European Parliament approved concept Carbon Removal Certification Framework

The European Parliament voted on November 21st in a plenary session on long-awaited and debated climate policies. The Parliament has approved the draft text for the Carbon Removal Certification Framework (CRCF), demonstrating its support for scaling up carbon dioxide removal (CDR) capacity in the EU – part of the bloc’s strategy in reaching climate neutrality by 2050. 

The votes on CRCF are 448 Yes, 65 No and 114 abstentions. The Parliament also endorsed the proposed changes of the ITRE Committee on the Net-Zero Industry Act (NZIA) which are considered a substantial improvement of the Commission’s proposal and recognize carbon dioxide removal (CDR) as part of the net zero technologies in the scope of the Act. 

This is an updated version of an original article brought by Carbon Herald, which suggested the legislation has already been adopted. As Eve Tamme clarified, the CRCF text has been approved and is now up for adoption after trilogue negotiations between the Commission, Council and EP.

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