This document synthesises the discussions of a workshop titled “Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) into Emissions Trading Systems: Principles and Practice”, held on 25 April 2022. It provides a descriptive summary of the different views expressed. The aim of the workshop was to air those different viewpoints, rather than achieve consensus over them.

The workshop provided an opportunity to hear from recognised experts in the field, participate in discussion and help formulate timely guidance on whether and how GGRs should be included within Emissions Trading Systems (ETSs), with a particular focus on the EU and UK contexts. There were forty-two registrations, with government, business, academia and the non-government sector represented evenly. It was conducted over four sessions.

The workshop was co-organised by CO2RE and NEGEM. CO2RE is a multidisciplinary, multi-centre national research hub on Greenhouse Gas Removal, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (Grant Ref: NE/V013106/1). It conducts research, co-ordinates demonstration projects around the UK, connects to other relevant national and international programmes, and commissions grants through a flexible fund. NEGEM is a Research and Innovation Action funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Programme (under Grant Agreement No. 869192), to assess the realistic potential of Negative Emission Technologies and Practices (NETPs) and their contribution to climate neutrality, as a supplementary strategy to emissions mitigation.

The full report can be read here.