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The consultation on “Certification of carbon removals” is disingenuous

2 May 2022

The Consultation on the certification of carbon removals is heavily biased towards a carbon offset and crediting approach. Its multiple choice questions are single-mindedly focused on setting up a removals certification system dependent on voluntary carbon market offsets, foreclosing genuine inquiry and consideration of other approaches for a removals framework. It therefore leaves little space for critics of this flawed approach, which will in turn have devastating consequences  not only for the climate, but also for rural areas.

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