CTCN Webinar: Introduction to Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture, Transport and Storage (CCS)
Date and time: Wednesday 18 November 2015 - 9:00am to 10:30am CET
Organiser: Global CCS Institute
Please note time: The webinar will be held at 9am CET, or 7pm AEDT. Please check your local times. The registration email will contain a calender entry.
This webinar will provide an opportunity for attendees to better understand what carbon dioxide ( CO2 ) capture, transport and geological storage (CCS) is. It will illustrate how its different components can be integrated to provide for large-scale mitigation outcomes in the power and industrial sectors, as well as its potential to generate net negative emissions when coupled with bio-energy.
Speakers will provide insights on projects, policy and regulations, financing, CO2 storage assessment and technology costs; as well as the UNFCCC’s acceptance of CCS as an environmentally sound technology within its Green Climate Fund and the Clean Development Mechanism.
This webinar is being supported by the Global CCS Institute (Institute). The Institute is an accredited observer to the UNFCCC, the IPCC, the GCF as well as a network member of the Climate Technology Centre (CTCN). The webinar will provide an opportunity to better understand:
- What CCS is
- Why CCS mitigation is so important
- What sectors need CCS
- How developing countries can benefit from CCS
- The global status of CCS
- The status of CCS in the UNFCCC
About the Speakers:
Mark Bonner, Global CCS Institute Principal Manager – International Climate Change
Mark is an economist with many years of policy development and program implementation experience, specializing in the areas of climate change, low emissions technology (including renewables, demand side management and clean fossil energy technologies), energy and economic policy.
Mark joined the Institute in 2010 as the Principal Manager of Policy, Legal and Regulatory matters and took on his current role in 2014. Prior to this, he was the Executive Director of Policy for the state government of Queensland’s (Qld) Office of Clean Energy (2009-2010); and Senior Director of Economic Policy in the Qld Department of Premier and Cabinet (2007-2009). He was a founding staffer of the Australian federal government’s dedicated climate change agency, the Australian Greenhouse Office (AGO), where he worked for a decade as Director of Clean Energy Technologies and Emissions Trading.
Mark worked for almost a decade as a program manager for International Business Machines (IBM) Commercial and Marketing Intelligence and PC Market Research (EMEA); as well as a senior accountant. He holds masters and bachelor degrees in economics, and graduate diploma’s in resource economics and journalism.
John Scowcroft, Global CCS Institute Executive Adviser – Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
John joined the Global CCS Institute as General Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa in January 2012 and took up his present post in September 2013. Prior to this, John was Head of the Environment and Sustainable Development Policy Unit at Electricity Development Policy Unit at Electricity EURELECTRIC, the association which represents the European electricity industry. In this role, John was responsible for all aspects of environmental and sustainable development policy, in particular for global and European climate policy.
After a long career in the British Electricity Industry where he held a number of senior posts covering the whole range of employee relations issues, John joined EURELECTRIC’s predecessor, UNIPEDE in 1991 as a Senior Adviser responsible for environmental matters, and structural and organisation issues. In 1997, John became Head of the Environment and Sustainable Development Unit.