To remove these barriers, the Commission’s roadmap includes standardising the methods and rules for monitoring, reporting and verifying the gains or losses associated with carbon sequestration, and promoting the adoption of a regulatory framework for the certification of carbon removals.
The aim is to ensure a high degree of transparency, environmental integrity and methodological standardisation to avoid any doubts about the quality of carbon credits from agricultural storage.
The introduction of a certification framework would make it possible to transparently identify agricultural carbon storage solutions that unambiguously and sustainably remove carbon from the atmosphere.
The Commission is once again demonstrating its ambition to be a pioneer in the regulatory certification of carbon absorption.
The Commission wishes to anticipate and inspire the planned development, under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, of a robust and comprehensive accounting framework for international carbon markets.