Creating a standardised and transparent European Carbon Dioxide Removal Market.

The C- SINK project aims to establish the foundations for a standardized and transparent European Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) market. The project’s overarching vision is to tackle climate change by complementing existing EU and international mitigation efforts through the responsible deployment of CDR technologies.

Year: 2023 Current Project

  • Overview

    In its Sixth Assessment Report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stated that Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) methods are necessary to limit global warming to 1.5°C, with the stipulation that that CDR solutions should not serve as a substitute for continued mitigation efforts – CDR and mitigation should occur in tandem.

    CDR can be used to achieve net-negative greenhouse gas emissions, especially in carbon-intensive sectors such as industry, agriculture and long-distance transportation. However, there is an absence of agreed high-quality standards on CDR which has resulted in CDR technologies having adverse side-effects on local ecosystems, biodiversity and communities.

    For this reason, the IPCC has highlighted the importance of reliable monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) to advance the necessary deployment of CDR technologies.

  • Partners and Funders.


    The full list of partners can be found here.


    Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). Neither the European Union nor CINEA can be held responsible for them.

    C-SINK is co-funded by UK Research and Innovation.

  • Publications