To enable the European Union (EU) to move towards a low-carbon economy and implement its commitments under the Paris Agreement and the European Green Deal, ambitious targets to cut emissions in the EU have been set.
To independently assess the progress of countries towards their targets, an objective way to monitor anthropogenic CO2 emissions and their evolution over time is needed. Such a capacity would deliver consistent and reliable information to support informed policy- and decision-making processes, both at national and European level. To maintain independence in this domain, the European Commission proposed to establish an observation-based operational anthropogenic CO2 emissions Monitoring and Verification Support capacity (CO2MVS) as part of its Copernicus programme.
The CoCO2 project will contribute to the development of the European CO2MVS capacity. CoCO2 will deliver the prototype systems at the required spatial scales that will form part of the overall implementation in the Copernicus programme. The prototypes will link to as much of the already existing Copernicus infrastructure as possible, and ensure all necessary components needed for the attribution of CO2 emissions are designed and developed:
The CoCO2 project will build the prototype systems for a European Monitoring and Verification Support capacity for anthropogenic CO2 emissions by bringing together expertise, existing capacities and innovative ideas from European and international players.Learn more
The CoCO2 project will deliver the prototype systems for a new European anthropogenic CO2 emissions monitoring and verification support capacity that can be implemented within the Copernicus programme as one of its service elements.Learn more
The CoCo2 project consortium comprises 25 partners from fourteen European countries. Through ECMWF, the reach is extended beyond these countries due to the member and cooperating states of this international organisation.Learn more
The CoCo2 project staff comprises experts from 25 partners from fourteen European countries. See who does what in CoCO2!Learn more