We appreciate the opportunity to provide input to shape the creation of the Responsible Carbon Management Initiative, which will be an important marker of the federal government’s commitment to the just and equitable deployment of carbon management across the country. The initiative will provide project developers an important opportunity to pledge to uphold these tenets of responsible operation publicly.
The responsible deployment of carbon management technology will be an important part of the global effort to reduce atmospheric carbon and meet 1.5°C targets. As noted in the Notice of Intent and Request for Information, this must be done alongside deep emissions reductions and these technologies must not be used to provide a license to continue emitting or to slow emissions reductions. All sectors of society must take action to reduce emissions to limit the disastrous impacts climate change is causing our communities and part of the pathway to limiting warming will include carbon management technologies. We can rapidly reduce emissions and simultaneously develop and deploy responsible carbon management and we must do both.
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