Climeworks is evaluating established certification options on a continuous basis and is in the process of having its carbon dioxide removal (CDR) services certified by an accredited certification body.
- Together with DNV, the global leader in quality and risk assurance, and in line with ISO 14064-2, Climeworks has developed and validated the world’s first methodology focusing on direct air capture. This represents the first step on the way to a full third-party certification of Climeworks’ CDR services by an accredited certification body. Besides external validation of the DAC project activity, Climeworks guarantees no double counting of our services based on the ISO 9001 quality management label and sells only the net CO2 removal of our plants (after having subtracted their life cycle emissions).
- Since anthropogenic CO2 removal is a relatively new approach, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) is working on an accounting standard for carbon removals. We are involved in the development of the new guidance, especially as regards direct air capture and storage. The GHG Protocol aims to have its guidance ready by early 2023.
- In parallel we are working with the Gold Standard and Verra to add pathways for our removals to their existing registries.
Following these processes and further guidance/information on the Article 6 framework, we expect to be able to issue internationally recognized carbon dioxide removal certificates in 2023.