Can carbon capture technologies contribute to delivering the aims of the UNFCCC?
Date: 11 December 2015
Time: 17:00 – 18:30 CET
Location: Salle 9 Climate Generations Area (CAG) Pavilion (participation does not require UN accreditation)
Partners: Energy 2050, The University of Sheffield, UK; Global CCS Institute (GCCSI); Bellona Foundation; International Energy Agency (IEA)
Many international organisations -including the IPCC and the IEA- believe in the key role of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies in fighting climate change – and that without these technologies, achieving climate targets could be 138% more expensive. Our panel will address:
- How should CCS deployment be accelerated?
- What further policies are needed?
- How lessons learned from existing projects could be applied to developing countries?
- How CCS as an “environmentally sound technology” is currently being supported by the UNFCCC’s bodies, mechanisms and/or programs (i.e. CDM, GCF)?
- What can/needs to happen within the UNFCCC into the future to support CCS (i.e. the new climate agreement may adopt a new ‘technology framework’ and what this might mean for future support to CCS – e.g. perhaps through encouraging the GCF to have a greater appetite to accept and manage the risks surrounding CCS investments
- Chair: Mr Matthew Billson, Programme Director Energy 2050, The University of Sheffield
- Mark Bonner / John Scowcroft; Global CCS Institute
- Ellina Levina, International Energy Agency
- Jonas Helseth, Director of Bellona Europa