The UN’s 2018 Climate Change Conference discussed how CCS is needed if we are to reach our 2°C target.
Bellona, together with CCSA, the IEAGHG, the International CCS Knowledge Centre, and the University of Texas hosted the official side event on 6 December 2018 during the COP24 to discuss how CCS can help Poland and similar countries to decarbonize industry.
“To limit global warming, we need impressive changes and transformations of all sectors.”
With these words, Thelma Krug, Vice Chair of the IPCC, began her remarks on the findings of the most recent IPCC Report on 1.5°C. The points she raised during the UNFCC Side Event at the COP24 in Katowice, Poland, culminated in the powerful message that CCS is crucial to retain a chance at meeting the well-below 2°C target, and naturally even more so for the 1.5°C. Indeed, to achieve net-zero emissions in the energy intensive industry, CCS would be essential to complement other measures, such as efficiency, fuel switching, materials substitution and increased recycling.
Bellona, together with CCSA, the IEAGHG, the International CCS Knowledge Centre, and the University of Texas had hosted this official side event on December 6th during the COP24 to discuss how CCS can help Poland and similar countries to decarbonize industry. Following introductory remarks by Tim Dixon of the IEAGHG and Ms Krug, a large panel of experts from industry, civil society, and academia discussed varying motivations, approaches and experiences surrounding the CCS technology.
From visions how CCS can help a developing nation, such as Trinidad and Tobago, to the experiences of the planning and implementation of the world’s first capture project in the cement industry in Norway, as well as the learnings from having already begun capturing CO2from a coal power plant in Canada, the panel combined a breadth of knowledge that showcased the necessity, requirements and feasibility of CCS as a crucial climate action tool.
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