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COP26: The role of CCS in reaching net zero by 2050


COP26, Hall 4 , PV 63, Blue Zone, Bellona Pavilion
Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW, Storbritannia
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Countries and regions continue to pledge net zero emissions by 2050. To succeed, deployment of a range of climate mitigation efforts and technologies are necessary. The IEA Report "Net Zero by 2050" report calls for, inter alia, widespread deployment of CCS technologies in several key sectors in order to build a net zero energy system.


In this event, leading scientists and high-level experts will shed light on the magnitude of efforts needed and how CCS technologies can not only reduce emissions, but to remove CO2 from the atmosphere.  Ways to build solid business cases and transferring CCS technology to developing countries will also be presented.

  • Introduction by Mari Sundli Tveit, Chief Executive, The Research Council of Norway
  • The role of CCS to reach net zero emissions by 2050: Are we on track? by Tom Howes, Head of Energy and Environment Division, The International Energy Agency, IEA 
  • Mission Innovation - Carbon Dioxide Removal – necessary tool to reach net Zero! By Dr. Jennifer Wilcox, Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, US DoE
  • The efforts to develop and deploy CCS –– how and why Norway takes a position as front runner. By Fridtjof Unander, Executive director, Sustainability and the green transition, The Research Council of Norway
  • CCS – A movable feast: From capturing fossil and biogenic CO2 to Hydrogen production and direct air capture: Is the technology there? By Nils A. Røkke, Vice President Sustainability, SINTEF
  • CCS and the world: Financing CCS in developing countries – where, who and how? By Frederic Hauge, President of The Bellona Foundation
  • Business cases for CCS: up scaling and price reductions – how competitive will CCS be, and when, compared to other abatement options? By Valborg Lundegaard, CEO Aker Carbon Capture
  • Panel moderator Paal Frisvold, Executive Officer, SINTEF

This event is hosted by The Research Council of Norway and SINTEF.

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