Institute updates

This page will provide a regular update on the Institute's activities at the 2015 Conference of the Parties (COP21).

This page will be updated throughout the 2015 Conference of the Parties (COP21) with news relevant to Global CCS Institute Members.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia was the site of the 6th Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) Ministerial Meeting, held 2-4 November, 2015. Victor Der, General Manager – The Americas and Andy Purvis, General Manager – EMEA represented the Institute at the meeting. 

China is a leading country for CCS project development with nine of the world’s 45 Large Scale Integrated CCS projects in the pipeline.

More than 300 people from a dozen countries gathered in Alberta, Canada, to join Shell’s CEO for the official opening of Quest, showing the world that CCS is happening. 

Launch of the worlds fifteenth large-scale integrated CCS project in Alberta, a high-level meeting of government ministers at the CSLF and preparations for international climate talks at COP21 are some of the highlights of November in the CCS industry.

Final rule on the EPA Clean Power Plan and the lead-up to the launch of Shell's Quest project were among the highlights for CCS in October.

Shell has long recognised both the importance of the climate challenge and the critical role energy has in enabling a decent quality of life for people across the world; wherever they live. But our energy system is changing to meet greater demand and environmental stresses.

September was an eventful month for climate issues in the US, culminating in two separate official state visits by the Pope and the President of China

Carbon capture and storage projects around the world have received multiple funding boosts lately including a raft of projects in the United States for research and development, competitive grants launched in Australia along with a new storage laboratory and funding for significant research studies in the UK.