Global CCS Institute at COP 20

The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the United National Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took place in Lima, Peru on 1-12 December 2014.

Thousands of delegates from international government and observer bodies convened to discuss ways to address the challenges of climate change, as well as further negotiate national emission reduction commitments.

This year, the Institute advocate for CCS as a critically important mitigation option capable of substantially contributing to the global challenge of halting global warming to an average of less than a 2°C rise on pre-industrial times. Read our CEO, Brad Page's summary of our advocacy work here.

Our accreditation:

  • Accredited UNFCCC Observer (fourth year)
  • 2014 Accredited Observer status to the Green Climate Fund
  • Membership to the Climate Technology Centre’s Network, and
  • Currently awaiting confirmation as an Accredited Observer to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

CEO Brad Page Interviewed in Lima


Institute CEO Brad Page spoke to Responding to Climate Change’s (RTCC) Climate Change TV while attending COP 20 in Lima.

He outlined the 22 CCS projects operating or under construction, which is a 50% increase from 2010.

He also spoke about the need for clear global policies on emissions in order to drive new investment in CCS, given the potential for CCS costs to decrease and CCS deployment projections for the next ten years. 


Also see the Institute's Mark Bonner speak at the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) Business Briefing on December 10, 2014, hosted at the UNFCCC website.


A message from our CEO

Global CCS Institute CEO Brad Page provides an update on the progress of CCS at COP20.

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Expert commentary and insights into the COP process.

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