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4 November: Kick-off for the Paris Climate Agreement and a new CCS research centre

4 November: Kick-off for the Paris Climate Agreement and a new CCS research centre

Published 02 November 2016

With the new climate agreement which comes into effect on Friday 4 November, the world is committed to cutting its greenhouse gas emissions. All countries must create their own national plans for cutting emissions – and then report on their progress. The goal is to prevent the global temperature rising by more than 2 degrees by the year 2100.

NCCS landscape

4 November, the same day the climate agreement takes effect, marks the kick-off of NCCS/Norwegian CCS Research Centre, which will be led by SINTEF.

CCS stands for "carbon capture and storage". Research into the capture and storage of CO2 may be a powerful weapon against climate change.

The centre has high ambitions. It will operate for eight years, with about 30 research and industrial partners and a budget of more than 50 million euro.

Find out more about this centre in this blog.


Facts:

Norwegian CCS Research Centre/NCCS

The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway
Duration: 2016-2024
SINTEF Energy Research will be in charge of the programme, in close collaboration with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the University of Oslo.

The project involves about 15 industrial partners and 15 research partners.


 

 

Research Director

Project start:

01/08/2016