The Conference of Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC negotiations is the international platform for negotiating a new climate agreement for global efforts to address climate change. COP21 was held in Paris, France from 30 November – 11 December 2015.

The Global CCS Institute attended COP21 as an accredited observer advocating for the vital role CCS must play in a broad portfolio of low-carbon technologies needed to decarbonise the global economy.


Technology Solutions for a 2°C World: Investing in Renewables, Storage, Energy Efficiency and CCS


Financing the Demonstration and Deployment of CCS in Developing Countries


How the UNFCCC Architecture Can Help Mobilise International Resources to Support Carbon Capture and Storage


CEO of the Global CCS Institute, Brad Page, speaks to Climate Home at COP21

COP21 Hub Culture Paris 2015 Interview with Brad Page - Global CCS Institute

  Publications

Global storage readiness assessment report

A study into any given nation’s readiness for large-scale CO2 geological storage projects

CCS policy indicator

A comparison of national policy support to drive domestic action on CCS

The costs of CCS and other low-carbon technologies in the United States: 2015 update

A comparison of major low and zero emissions technologies in terms of emissions reduction potential and costs

CCS legal and regulatory indicator

An examination and assessment of 55 countries’ legal and regulatory frameworks for CCS technology

 


  Fact sheets

What is CCS?

An overview of carbon capture and storage technologies. 

Capturing CO2

An overview of the processes for capturing carbon dioxide emissions.

Storage of CO2

The different types of storage options for captured carbon dioxide emissions.

Transporting CO2

Transporting carbon dioxide safely during the carbon capture and storage process.



  What’s happening at COP21

Latest news from the Institute at COP21

Visit our Institute Updates for an overview of the past day’s developments at COP21, as observed by the Global CCS Institute.




What’s on the Institute’s agenda today at COP21

Want to know what’s on the day’s agenda for the Institute at COP21? Visit our Institute Updates for a preview of the day ahead.




  Where to see us

Institute-hosted events

The Kyoto Protocol, the CDM and the GCF all recognise carbon capture and storage (CCS) as environmentally sound technologies. From the perspective of ENGO and technology experts, how must the evolving UNFCCC architecture, including its Technology Mechanism, support CCS activities as well as attract non-UNFCCC and non-state actors?

Location: IETA Pavilion, Hall 3 Room 4, UNFCCC Precinct

Moderator: Mark Bonner, Principal Manager, International Climate Change – Global CCS Institute

Ulrika Raab, Senior Advisor – Swedish Energy Agency

Erwin Jackson, Deputy CEO – The Climate Institute

Jeff Swartz, Director of International Policy – International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

Jonas Helseth, Director – Bellona Europa

Elina Levina, Senior Energy Analyst – International Energy Agency (IEA)

The Global CCS Institute delegation warmly welcomes Members either attending COP21, or who will be in Paris at the time of the COP. For more information on this exclusive event hosted by the Institute, please contact events@globalccsinstitute.com, or check the details of your invitation by accessing our Member’s Portal (your Member login details will be required).

Carbon dioxide capture, usage and storage (CCUS/CCS) represents one of the most important mitigation technology solutions for the global energy and industrial sectors. This exhibit explains what CCUS/CCS is and showcases projects; policy/regulatory developments; financing of and co-benefits for developing countries.

Location: UNFCCC Precinct (Badged Area)

Meeting decarbonisation objectives in a cost-effective manner means significant deployment of CCS in both developed and developing countries. This event will discuss ways and means of financing CCS in the energy and industrial sectors, with a focus on developing countries. Key financial actors and global experts will give their views.

Location: IETA Pavilion, Hall 3 Room, UNFCCC Precinct

Moderator: Brad Page – CEO, Global CCS Institute

Nick Stern – IG Patel Chair of Economics and Government, Grantham Institute (LSE)

Philippe Benoit – Head of Energy Efficiency and Environment Division, IEA

Anita George – Senior Director Global Practice on Energy and Extractive Industries, World Bank

Abyd Karmali – Managing Director, Climate Finance at Bank of America Merrill Lynch; and GCF private sector representative

Ashok Bhargava – Chair of the Energy Sector Committee and Director, Energy Division - East Asia Department, Asian Development Bank

Rodolfo Lacy Tamayo – Mexico’s Undersecretary of Planning and Environmental Policy

Takeshi Nagasawa – Director, Global Environment Partnership Office, METI

Ashley Ibbett – Director and Chief Executive of the Office of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) at the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change

  Official UNFCCC merged side-event

The Kyoto Protocol, the CDM and the GCF all recognise carbon capture and storage (CCS) as environmentally sound technologies. From the perspective of ENGO and technology experts, how must the evolving UNFCCC architecture, including its Technology Mechanism, support CCS activities as well as attract non-UNFCCC and non-state actors?

Location: IETA Pavilion, Hall 3 Room 5, UNFCCC Precinct

Hosts: Global CCS Institute, Grantham Institute (Imperial College), Danish Society of Engineers, The Carbon Trust

John Scowcroft – Global CCS Institute

Philippe Benoit – IEA

Ajay Gambhir – Grantham Institute

Professor Stefaan – Institute of Chemical Engineering

James Wilde – The Carbon Trust

Prof. Martin Siegert – Grantham Institute

Prof. Brian Vad Mathiesen – Institute of Danish Engineers

Beatriz Fernández Hernández – IChemE

  Collaborative events

Carbon dioxide capture, usage and storage (CCUS/CCS) represents one of the most important mitigation technology solutions for the global energy and industrial sectors. This exhibit explains what CCUS/CCS is, and showcases projects; policy/regulatory developments; financing of and co-benefits for developing countries.

Location: Climate Generation Area (non-badged area)

Hosts: Global CCS Institute, CO2GEONET, IEAGHG and the University of Texas.

Session is in French language only

Le captage et stockage de CO2: une technologie éprouvée, sûre et cruciale pour compléter l’ensemble des mesures d'atténuation du changement climatique

The underground storage of the carbon dioxide (CO2) captured at industrial facilities is a key technology for reducing emissions and can help to generate negative emissions when it is combined with capture at biomass plants or directly from the atmosphere. Synergies are possible with other technologies such as geothermal, energy storage and various CO2 uses. An update will be made on Europe followed by a discussion.

Location: Climate Generation Area, Salle 10

Host: CO2GeoNet with Global CCS Institute (co-sponsor)

Benjamin Court – Senior Adviser – Storage, Global CCS Institute

Isabelle Czernichowski-Lauriol – CO2GeoNet

Samuela Vercelli – CO2GeoNet

Juho Lipponen – Head of CCS Unit, IEA

Daniel Clement – President of French Club CO2 or Aicha Khamlichi, Secretary of French Club CO2, ADEME

The European Union's ambition is to deliver a secure, competitive and sustainable energy system, while reducing emissions by at least 40 per cent by 2030 on 1990 levels. The scale of the challenge is proportionate to an “energy revolution”, in which the mitigation potential of carbon capture and storage (CCS) must be supported and given effect. Key players from research organisations, major CCS knowledge networks and initiatives, as well as key policy makers, will discuss the way forward for CCS as part of Europe’s low carbon future.

Location: EU Pavilion, UNFCCC Precinct

Host: CO2GEONET with Global CCS Institute (co-organiser)

Nils Røkke (EERA/CO2GeoNet)

Juho Lipponen (IEA)

Shell

Frederic Hauge (Bellona)

European Commission

The panel will address:

  • how should 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 or programs (that is CDM, GCF)?
  • what can and needs to happen within the UNFCCC into the future to support CCS?

Location: Climate Generation Area, Salle 9

Host: University of Sheffield and Global CCS Institute (co-sponsor)

Mark Bonner, Principal Manager, International Climate Change – Global CCS Institute

Matthew Billson, Programme Director, Energy 2050 – University of Sheffield

Mohammed Pourkashanian, PACT Director – Chair of UKCCSRC

Jonas Helseth, Director – Bellona Europa

Ellina Levina, Senior Energy Analyst – International Energy Agency

  The Global Status of CCS: Summary Report

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The Global Status of CCS: 2015 Summary Report provides an overview of the key findings contained in the package of Volumes and Reports that comprises The Global Status of CCS: 2015 release, as well as a set of actions that can accelerate the deployment of CCS globally. Download your copy of the Summary Report to learn more about major CCS projects around the world, as well as the status of national policy, legal and regulatory frameworks that are helping to accelerate global deployment of CCS.

Download PDFSummary Report