CCS Talks: All You Need to Know About CO2 Storage

16th April 2020

Type(s): webinar

16 April 2020 -  7:30 (Washington)/ 12:30 (London) / 13:30 (Brussels) / 20:30 (Tokyo) / 21:30  (Melbourne)


Storing carbon dioxide emissions in geological formations deep underground is a well-understood, permanent and safe technology; one that is vital if we are to reduce emissions, meet Paris targets and achieve net-zero to ambitions.

Common myths and misconceptions associated with the technology include the risk of leakage of CO2 or environmental damage, permanency of the storage and the impact on earthquakes. Concerns have also been expressed as to whether anyone will be responsible should an incident occur. 

Decades of expertise from the oil and gas industry, as well as data from monitoring, measurement and verification of storage sites and a wealth of academic studies combine to reinforce the technology’s essential role in reducing global CO2 emissions.  

Join the Global CCS Institute’s Storage and Legal and Regulatory experts in conversation as they explain how CO2 storage works, seek to address these myths and misconceptions and demonstrate why CO2 storage is an essential climate change mitigation technology 

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*If you are unable to attend the live Webinar, please register to receive an email with the recording after the event.


Chris Consoli, Senior Consultant - Storage

Chris is a senior consultant working internationally in the low carbon energy industry with technical expertise in the geological storage of CO2.

He has focused his profession on carbon capture and storage (CCS) development and deployment. With over 10 years’ experience, Chris has led multi-disciplinary teams to assess CO2 storage prospects and has worked on the full breadth of storage assessments from site evaluation through to multi-national initiatives.

With expertise in climate change, energy systems, and in the oil and gas industry, Chris is also an experienced geomodeller and sedimentologist, with a background in palaeontology.

Chris has been part of a variety of advisory boards and lectures at universities in Melbourne and around the world and is always keen to promote, discuss and share his experience and knowledge. Chris received his PhD from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Ian Havercroft, Senior Consultant, Legal & Regulatory

Ian is the Senior Consultant – Legal and Regulatory at the Global CCS Institute, and is based in Melbourne. Ian leads the Institute’s work on all legal and regulatory matters, including the delivery of technical reports and analysis focusing on carbon capture and storage within future energy technologies and climate change scenarios.

Ian has over 10 years’ experience of working on CCS legal and regulatory matters and has acted as an expert reviewer or an adviser to several organisations, including the International Energy Agency and the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme. Ian has published in peer-reviewed journals, produced technical and non-technical reports on CCS law and regulation and presented his work in a number of international fora.

Ian was an Honorary Visiting Senior Research Fellow at University College London’s Faculty of Laws between 2011 and 2017, and is currently a member of the Advisory Board of Melbourne University’s Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law (CREEL). His main research interests lie in environmental and energy law, with a particular emphasis on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and the law and policy of climate change.  He holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2002.

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