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UKCCSRC Director supports preparation of UNECE’s new Technology Brief on CCUS

By 4th March 2021 March 9th, 2021 No Comments

Our Director, Prof Jon Gibbins, has contributed to a new report, Technology Brief on Carbon Capture, Use and Storage, by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), which was published yesterday, Wednesday 3rd March 2021.

The United Nations warns that time is running out to deliver on the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and calls for rapid deployment of carbon capture use and storage (CCUS) to meet carbon neutrality targets, highlighting the need for acting at scale and urging nations to collaborate to improve the cost-effectiveness of large clean-energy infrastructure projects. Sharing best practices in both technology deployment and regulatory and policy infrastructure is needed to support long-term industry and government environmental commitments. This is something we are already helping with at UKCCSRC, with our open-access FEED study archive, knowledge sharing, workshops and our regular public web series that attract an international audience.

The technology brief is one of the outcomes of the project called “Enhancing understanding of the implications and opportunities of moving to carbon neutrality in the UNECE region across the power and energy intensive
industries by 2050”, and was prepared by the UNECE Task Force on Carbon Neutrality and a dedicated team of high-level international experts, of which Jon was one.

You can read the press release here and download the report here.

Congratulations to all involved – we’re excited to see the next stage in the Carbon Neutrality Project and await further reports to share with the CCS community.

Victoria Giordano-Bibby

Victoria Giordano-Bibby

I am the Communications Support Officer for UKCCSRC.

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