The European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change (ESABCC) published a report on 18 January 2024 evaluating the European Union’s efforts to meet its climate objectives. This comprehensive report not only assesses the EU’s current policies but also provides key recommendations for EU and national policymakers to achieve the 2030 climate targets and progress towards climate neutrality by 2050.

The appended ZEP briefing focuses on the ESABCC’s recommendations pertaining to carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon capture and utilisation (CCU). This briefing also outlines key considerations in these areas, highlighting their role in the EU’s climate strategy.