COP26 took place on the 1st – 13th November with a high profile for Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS), particularly on the necessity of industrial CCUS and negative emissions technologies to achieve global climate goals. The conference was considered a global success, with agreement on Article 6 as the main outcome. This sets out the principles to underpin a global carbon market, which remains technology neutral – sending a strong signal to all countries regarding the applicability of CCUS.
In addition, the political agreement to “phase down unabated coal” provides a clear invitation to countries to look at the opportunity to use CCUS and negative emissions technologies in their revised Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which will need to be updated during 2022 and resubmitted to the next leaders’ summit in 2023.
Looking at CCUS developments more widely, many countries are now moving from development into deployment stage. However, the scale-up of CCUS around the world will need to increase by several orders of magnitude over the next decade to ensure we remain within the 1.5° limit.
The webinar provides an opportunity to hear from a number of organisations that attended COP26, their reflections on CCUS at COP and wider international CCUS developments.
• Ruth Herbert, Chief Executive, CCSA - Chair and introductory remarks
• Tim Dixon, Director and General Manager, IEAGHG – Key messages for CCUS from COP26
• Guloren Turan, General Manager Advocacy & Communications, GCCSI - COP26, Is the glass half-full?
Following these presentations, Ruth will chair a Q&A session where you will have the opportunity to put your questions to the speakers.