07.11.2022Natural Climate Protection

Our statement on the Natural Climate Protection Action Programme of the BMUV

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The Action Programme Natural Climate Protection (ANK) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection (BMUV) aims to strengthen ecosystems in their climate protection performance and mitigate the consequences of climate change. For its design, the BMUV has asked the public for comments.

We welcome the ANK and the associated dialogue process. Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) should be considered as an integral part of the German climate protection strategy.

The assessment and implementation of measures to remove, use and store CO₂ from the atmosphere is becoming increasingly important in view of emissions that are difficult to avoid and increased climate protection ambitions in Germany.

A comprehensive assessment must be further developed in a transparent public discourse – taking into account new findings and framework conditions.

Implementation must be closely accompanied by research. Risks and side effects must be recognised early on and counteracted, alternative paths must be evaluated, acceptance must be strengthened among all interest groups, and affected parties must be comprehensively weighed against each other.

To the complete statement of CDRterra on the action programme

Natural Climate Protection of the BMUV