Brussels, December 15th, 2021
Climate science is clear: the reduction of fossil fuel emissions should take precedence as a solution to climate change. However, 1.5°C compatible IPCC scenarios referenced in the new EU Commission Communication on Sustainable Carbon Cycles include carbon removals, as a way to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Cepi welcomes this Communication which acknowledges the important role that bio-based industries and sustainable forest management must play. Our industry has the potential to support a new approach tackling climate change by deploying the economy of the future.