CCS Talks: The European Green Deal and CCS – Fireside chat with DG CLIMA’s Artur Runge-Metzger



CCS Talks: The European Green Deal and CCS – Fireside chat with DG CLIMA’s Artur Runge-Metzger

19th May 2020

Location(s): Webinar

19 May 2020 - 9:00 (Washington) / 14:00 (London) / 15:00 (Brussels) / 22:00 (Tokyo) / 23:00 (Melbourne)


The European Green Deal is a sustainable growth strategy for the European economy and society, with an overall aim to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. In this upcoming fireside chat with Artur Runge-Metzger, Director, DG CLIMA, our senior policy advisor Eve Tamme will explore the role of CCUS in the context of the European Green Deal and its extensive list of initiatives. The conversation will cover a range of topics including raised climate ambition, industrial decarbonisation, just transition, possible incentives for technological carbon removal, CO2 infrastructure and available financial streams.

The 30-minute conversation will be followed by 15-minute Q&A with the participants of the webinar.

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


Artur Runge-Metzger - Director, Climate Strategy, Governance and Emissions from Non-trading Sectors, DG Climate Action, European Commission


Artur took up his current position on 1 January 2016. The current directorate covers international and EU climate strategy and economic assessment and evaluation, EU domestic legislative initiatives related to households, land transport, waste, agriculture and forestry, carbon capture, use and storage, financial instruments for EU innovation, monitoring, reporting, and verification.

Since 1 September 2003, he was first Head of Unit, and since 2009 Director focussing on international and domestic climate strategy, international climate change negotiations, climate finance, land use and monitoring and reporting. During this time he was one of the EU lead negotiators, Vice-President of the UNFCCC Bureau in 2010-2012, and also co-chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) in 2013/14 preparing the Paris Agreement.

Before this, he spent two years as Head of Operations in the EC Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo. From the end of 1997 until 2001, he worked in DG Development and DG Environment in Brussels on a wide range of environmental issues, particularly climate change in developing countries. He joined the European Commission in 1993, when he was first responsible for the bilateral co-operation covering agricultural policies, rural development and the environment in the EC Delegation in Zimbabwe in Harare. After his University education, he started his professional career at the University of Göttingen, Germany in 1985. His main scientific and lecturing topics were natural resources economics and development economics, including extensive field research in rural West Africa. He holds a doctoral degree in agricultural economics.

Eve Tamme - Senior Advisor,  International Climate Change Policy

Eve is the Senior Advisor on International Climate Change Policy at the Institute. Based in Brussels, she is the lead on the institutions and processes that shape and determine the global approach to climate change issues, objectives, technologies and solutions. She provides advice on and facilitates the development of fit-for-purpose advocacy efforts and initiatives within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its subsidiary bodies and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in particular.

Eve has worked on climate change policy since 2004. First, by building and leading the Climate Department in Estonian national administration, later working on international negotiations and emissions trading in DG CLIMA in the European Commission. Before joining the Institute, she was the Counsellor for Climate Change, Sustainability and Environmental Affairs in Estonian Permanent Representation to the EU, working on a wide range policy tools, in particular for European and global climate policy.

Eve holds a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Tallinn University of Technology.


Guloren Turan - General Manager, Advocacy and Communications

Guloren is based in our London office, with responsibility for the Advocacy team globally, including our international climate policy activities focused on the UNFCCC and its related bodies.

Guloren has extensive experience in the energy and climate fields. From 2015 to 2017, Guloren led the Government Affairs activities at the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline. Prior to this she held a number of roles over the course of 9 years at BG Group, including Head of Climate Change Strategy, Head of Business Risk for the Group and Lead Corporate Strategist. Guloren holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, an MBA from Cornell University and BSc Industrial Engineering from Istanbul Technical University.

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