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SCCS Annual Conference 2022 (hybrid event): Net-zero boundaries and borders: where do we draw the line?
21 June 2022
Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS) is holding its annual conference on Tuesday 21 June 2022 on ‘Net-zero boundaries and borders: where do we draw the line?’.
This free-to-attend hybrid conference will take place both online and in-person at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on Tuesday 21 June 2022.
Climate change is a cross-border problem that calls for cross-border solutions. Where CCS is concerned, those solutions include offsetting emissions in one country, or company, with greenhouse gas removals in another; devising mechanisms to drive emissions reductions without causing carbon leakage; and capturing CO₂ in one country for geological storage in another.
The Glasgow Climate Pact agreed the rules for international cooperation on emissions reduction, but some questions still remain. How does international emissions trading between companies affect national inventories? If one country stores CO₂ for another, who does that CO₂ ‘belong’ to? What is the role of negative emissions, and how do we ensure they aren’t used to avoid emissions reduction?
This conference explores these topics, and the role that CCS can play in decarbonising industry and reducing the lifecycle emissions of net-zero technologies such as green hydrogen. It will also introduce new work reviewing the CCS supply chain in Scotland. We will hear from governments, industry, investors and academics as we seek to understand Scottish, UK and EU perspectives on the role of CCS in international approaches to climate change mitigation.