Panel Discussion

Carbon removals certification framework: how to set the standards for success

Sofitel Brussels Europe - December 7th | 10:45am – 1:30pm CET

Presented by Shell


The event

Carbon removals will play an increasingly important role in reaching climate neutrality by 2050.

Greater transparency through the implementation of an EU-wide carbon removals certification framework will help to build trust and credibility in carbon removals and seek to generate new investment incentives.

The Commission is expected to present a set of comprehensive rules on an EU-wide certification scheme for carbon removals by the end of November.

Which carbon removals hold the greatest promise for the EU and how to ensure they do not distract from direct decarbonisation efforts?

Join us for this high level debate in Brussels on December 7 to learn more!


10.45 am – 11.15 am CET: Welcome participants

11.15 am – 12.15 pm CET: Panel discussion

12.15 pm – 12.30 pm CET: Networking break

12.30 pm – 1.00 pm CET: POLITICO Fireside Chat

1.00 pm CET: Networking lunch


Introductory remarks

Yuri Sebregts
Executive Vice President Technology &
Chief Technology Officer

Panel speakers

Christian Holzleitner
Head of Unit for Land Economy and Carbon Removals
DG Clima
European Commission

Lídia Pereira
EPP, Portugal
COP27 rapporteur
European Parliament

Eve Tamme
Climate Principles

Dr. Oliver Geden
Senior Fellow
German Institute for International and Security Affairs


Sonja van Renssen
Energy Monitor

About us

Shell’s target is to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, including so-called scope 3 emissions, associated with our customers’ use of the energy products we supply. In October 2021, we set a target to reduce absolute emissions by 50% by 2030, compared to 2016 levels. This covers all emissions in Scope 1, which come directly from our operations, and in Scope 2, from the energy we buy to run our operations.