2023 Europe Forum on Carbon Capture & Storage

15th June 2023

Location(s): Brussels

The Global CCS Institute is pleased to announce that our 2023 Europe Forum on Carbon Capture and Storage will take place on 15 June at the Pullman Brussels Centre Midi in Brussels, Belgium.

Held every year, the Europe Forum is an opportunity for policy leaders, NGOs, industry experts, academics, those in the financial sector and the general public to meet and discuss the state of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technology in Europe.

During the event, we will hear insightful presentations from high-level representatives of the European Commission, including the Director General of DG Climate Action, Kurt Vandenberghe. Representatives with the Dutch Government, the Bank of America, Equinor, Imperial College London, the IEA and many more will be at the Forum to provide their lens and expertise on CCS. We will hold dynamic panel discussions unpacking CCS policy frameworks and financing mechanisms, and offer our attendees the opportunity to take part in Q&A and breakout group discussions.




Date: 15 June 2023 | 09:30 – 17:15 CEST. Registration will open at 08:30 CEST.
Location: Pullman Brussels Centre Midi, Place Victor Horta 1, 1060 Brussels, Belgium


The event is free to attend and is open to the public, but pre-registration is required. If you would like to attend, please select the ticket “General Admission - 2023 Europe Forum on CCS” and complete the registration.

If you are interested in reserving your spot, please register at this link:

Breakout Sessions

The Global CCS Institute will host four breakout sessions at the 2023 Europe Forum on Carbon Capture and Storage to facilitate CCS-related conversations amongst attendees.

Four breakout sessions will take place concurrently from 12:00 to 13:00, led by a session facilitator.

Have a look below and select the session that you would most like to attend.

Group 1: Carbon Removal Framework for Europe
Moderator: Per-Olof Granström, Secretary General, Zero Emissions Platform

Technology-based Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) will play an important role in delivering climate neutrality, and its deployment is already underway. In Europe, the European Commission has proposed an EU-wide voluntary framework which will seek to reliably certify high-quality carbon removals. Join this session to discuss relevant policy and implementation efforts and tactics – including the interplay with the EU Emissions Trading Scheme – that could help advance the understanding of technology-based CDR

Registrations for this session are now closed as we have reached the maximum capacity



Group 2: CCS Markets: Comparisons and Contrasts between the US and Europe 
Moderator: Christina Staib, Global Finance Sector Lead, GCCSI

The United States, the European Economic Area, and the United Kingdom have experienced promising growth in their respective CCUS markets. The US continues to be the global front-runner in CCUS deployment thanks to supportive policy and regulatory frameworks, along with funding through the IRA and tax credits incentives, shoring up the country’s CCS ambitions. The EU is also ramping up its CCS efforts, as illustrated by the Green Deal Industrial Plan and funding allocated through the EU Innovation Fund. Over in the United Kingdom, significant government support and policies are driving the development of CCS networks. Join this session to discuss the synergies and differences of US and European CCUS policy, and their impacts on accelerating the scale-up of CCS deployment.

Registrations for this session are now closed as we have reached the maximum capacity


Group 3: Public Perception and Societal Value of CCS 
Moderator: Andrei Marcu, Executive Director, European Roundtable on Climate Change Sustainable Transition

Now more than ever, government and industry leaders are steadily recognising the need for CCS to deliver deep CO2 emission reductions to support climate neutrality targets. However, some stakeholders do not mirror the same level of confidence or awareness of the technology. Join this session to discuss the current state of the public perception of carbon capture and storage, how to tackle CCS-related misconceptions and how to communicate the societal value the technology brings.


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Group 4: Expectations for CCS at COP 28 
Moderator: Tim Dixon, General Manager, IEAGHG

COP 28 will take place from 30 November to 12 December in Dubai, UAE and policy leaders, climate negotiators, ENGOs, and industry leaders worldwide are getting ready to meet to build on climate solutions. There will be a number of opportunities for carbon capture and storage to be highlighted as one of the key climate technologies, including thematic days at COP where the Just Energy Transition / Industry / Trade will be a focus among discussions and side-events. The 6.4 Supervisory Body will also continue to work on recommendations for activities involving CDR, which has implications for CCS. Join this session to share your views on the potential role of CCS at COP 28, and what you hope to see come out of this year’s conference.

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Additional Information

If you are a Member of the Global CCS Institute and would like to attend the Europe Members Meeting on Wednesday, 14 June 2023, please register here

If you are a member of the Multi-Government Working Group and you would like to attend the meeting of this Group on Friday, 16 June 2023, please contact Elena Leva at

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