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The Institute at COP25

2nd December - 13th December 2019

What is COP25 and why is the Institute involved?

The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations is the international platform where nations come together to negotiate the operational rules that govern the various climate treaties, including the Convention, the Kyoto Protocol, and the Paris Agreement. The Institute has participated in the COP process since COP 16 (Cancun, 2010), strongly advocating for the role CCS can and must play as a vital technology in a broad global portfolio of low emissions technologies.

This year’s conference convenes in Madrid, Spain, from 2 to 13 December to negotiate, recommend and decide on a broad range of climate friendly outcomes. Find out more about the conference, the vision and initiatives of the COP25 Presidency, the logistics and more on the UNFCCC COP 25 website for information for participants and side-events/exhibits.

Expectations are high for COP25 to deliver the final outstanding element to be finalised for the rulebook for the Paris Agreement – the rules for an international mechanisms that will enable countries to trade emissions reductions towards meeting their national commitments. The Institute attended the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, in late June this year, where countries had detailed technical and political discussions on this topic.

The main outcomes sought by the Institute in its participation in COP25 include:

  • Raising international awareness amongst key decision-makers of the vital role CCS must play as an environmentally-sound and transformational clean-energy technology.
  • Advocating for CCS support on at least an equitable basis to alternate technologies within the global portfolio of technologies available to address climate change; this means policies that avoid discriminating and/or disadvantaging CCS deployment prospects
  • Communicating the merits of CCS inclusion in all of the UNFCCC’s architecture and its programs, mechanisms and communications vehicles as is appropriate and relevant to do so (such as Nationally Determined Contributions)
  • Evolving the Institute’s role and reputation within this formal space as the primary influencer on CCS matters, as well as a valued provider of information to governments and industry alike to positively inform future evidence-based policy development and best practice efforts
  • Translating the complexity of the UNFCCC negotiations and outcomes to members in a business and policy relevant manner, including articulating the opportunities arising out of the international climate agenda that can help mobilise the resources required to deploy CCS (i.e. funding and expertise)

The delegation of the Institute will be involved in a series of public and private events at COP25, please contact Annya Schneider at annya.schneider@globalccsinstitute.com 


Global CCS Institute at COP25

Who from the Institute will be there?

  • Brad Page, CEO, Global CCS Institute (4-11 December)
  • Guloren Turan, General-Manager - Advocacy and Communications, Global CCS Institute (4-11 December)
  • Dr Ma Xiangshan, Country Manager - China, Global CCS Institute (1-7 December)
  • Hiroshi Nambo, Branch Representative - Japan, Global CCS Institute (2-7 December)
  • Eve Tamme, Senior Advisor – International Climate Change, Global CCS Institute (2-14 December)
  • Annya Schneider, Advisor, Advocacy and Communications, Global CCS Institute (4-11 December)
  • John Scowcroft, Consultant, Global CCS Institute (6-14 December)

EVENTS

Wednesday 4 December

CO2 Capture Project’s Survey of CO2 Storage Regulations

There is now a wide range of regulations that govern CO2 storage projects across the globe. The CO2 Capture Project, with the help of ERM, published a report surveying CO2 storage regulations. The report focuses on rules and regulations for CO2 storage projects with an emphasis on key learnings, potential gaps and main findings to support the viability of CO2 storage projects both onshore and offshore in a practical and commercial context. The research is limited to CO2 injection and long-term storage. Regulators are aiming to promote transparency and generally considering public comments from key stakeholders when developing regulations. Although many of these regulations have yet to be rigorously tested due to a low level of deployment of actual CCS projects on the ground, reviews of regulations have been carried out using hypothetical projects or recommendations from technical panels. The event invites a panel of CCS experts to comment on the survey of these CO2 storage regulations and discuss their perspectives on how widespread CCS deployment could contribute to the long term goals of the Paris Agreement

  • Venue: IETA Business Hub
  • Time: 11:30-13:00

The Institute's Senior Advisor – International Climate Change Eve Tamme will be speaking at the event.

COP 25 Japan Pavilion Side Event

Insights from Japan Tackling climate change with CCS (Part I)

The Institute's Senior Advisor – International Climate Change Eve Tamme will be speaking at the event. Hiroshi Nambo, the Institute's Japan Office Representative, will be chairing the event. This session is organised by Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation and Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc and the Ministry of Environment Japan.

  • Venue: Japan Pavilion
  • Time: 13:00-14:30

Speakers include:

  • Kensuke Suzuki, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
  • Eve Tamme, Senior Advisor – International Climate Change, Global CCS Institute
  • LI Xingchun, Professor & Director of State Key Laboratory of Petroleum Pollution Control
    CNPC Safety and Environmental Technology Institute
  • Beth Hardy, Vice-President, Strategy & Stakeholder Relations, International CCS Knowledge Center

Friday 6 December

COP 25 China Pavilion Side Event "CCUS: Practices and Prospects”

Hosted by Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Ecology and Environment. Co-hosted by Global CCS Institute, China CCUS Professional Committee, Northwest University. This event will invite policy makers, industrial representatives, researchers and influencers from multi-lateral government agencies, national governments, energy industry, businesses, academia and international originations to share best practices worldwide and conduct in-depth discussion on CCUS spotlights including costs, security, commercial operation and financing, aiming to provide more insights on further development of CCUS in China.

  • Venue: China Pavilion
  • Time: 16:00-18:30

Agenda

Opening Remarks

Moderator: WANG Can, Deputy Director, China CCUS Professional Committee / Professor, Tsinghua University

16:00-16:20 SUN Zhen, Deputy Director General, Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, PRC

Bambang Susantono, Vice President, Asian Development Bank

Brad Page, CEO, Global CCS Institute

CHANG Jiang, Vice President, Northwest University

Keynote Speeches

Moderator: MA Xiangshan, Country Manager – China, Global CCS Institute

16:20-16:30 CCUS Policies and Insights in China

MA Aimin, Deputy Director General, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation /Deputy Director, China CCUS Professional Committee

16:30-16:40 Global Status of CCS and New Energy Economy

Guloren Turan, General Manager - Advocacy & Communications, Global CCS Institute

16:40-16:50 CCUS Progress and Prospects of CNPC

LI Xingchun, Professor & Director of State Key Laboratory of Petroleum Pollution Control, CNPC Safety and Environmental Technology Institute

16:50-17:00 The Role of CCUS in Meeting Climate Targets

Luca Lo Re, Analyst of Environment and Climate Change Unit, Directorate of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, International Energy Agency

17:00-17:10 CCUS Practices and Prospects of Huaneng Group

WANG Xiaolong, Manager of Greenhouse Gases Reduction and Clean Fuel Department, Huaneng Clean Energy Research Institute

17:10-17:20 Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project-Results and Lessons Learned

Yoshihiro Sawada, Corporate Adviser and General Manager of International Relations Department, Japan CCS Co., Ltd

17:20-17:30 CCUS Development and Challenges in Shaanxi Province

MA Jinfeng, Professor, Northwest University of China

17:30-17:40 Moving to Large Scale Deployment of CCUS in China

Michael Monea, President, International CCS Knowledge Centre

Special Session: China CCUS Professional Committee Introduction

Moderator: SUN Zhen, Deputy Director General, Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, PRC

17:40-17:50 WANG Can, Deputy Director, China CCUS Professional Committee / Professor, Tsinghua University
17:50-18:00 Tea Break
18:00-18:25 Panel Discussion & Questions: CCUS in China – Commercial Operation and Climate Financing

Moderator: MA Jinfeng, Professor, Northwest University of China

ZHONG Ping, Acting Director, the Administrative Centre for China's Agenda 21(ACCA21), MOST

WANG Can, Professor, Tsinghua University

Karl McAlinden, Programme Manager of UNFCCC Negotiations (Strategy and Programmes), International Climate & Energy (ICE) Directorate, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Brad Page, CEO, Global CCS Institute

LU Xuedu, Lead Climate Change Specialist, East Asia Development, Asian Development Bank

Yukihiro Kawaguchi, Director, Global Environmental Affairs Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan

18:25-18:30 Wrap-up

SUN Zhen, Deputy Director General, Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, PRC


Monday 9 December

[Institute event] Media Conference to launch the Global Status of CCS Report 2019 - Destination net-zero: the role of carbon capture and storage in a net-zero economy

The Institute's CEO Brad Page and Lord Nicholas Stern will be speaking at the event and presenting the findings of the 2019 Global Status of CCS report, the Institute's flagship publication.

  • Venue: Press Conference Room 2 (MOCHA) located in Pavilion 4 (Pabellón 4)
  • Time:  13:30-14:00

[Institute event]  High-Level Climate Dinner Dialogue chaired by Lord Nicholas Stern (by invitation-only)


Tuesday 10 December

[Institute event]  IETA Pavilion side-event: From words to action – Supporting the net-zero transition with carbon capture and storage 

The net-zero transition will require a transformation of our economies and industries. A portfolio of solutions will be need, including carbon capture and storage (CCS) to reach climate targets. There are 19 large-scale CCS facilities operating globally. Over 2,000 will be needed to decarbonise our economies.  How can we translate bold climate ambition into operating CCS projects and accelerate the commercial deployment of this technology?

  • Venue: IETA Business Hub Pavilion, Hall 8
  • Time: 12:30-14:00

Speakers include:

  • Mark Brownstein, Senior Vice President of Energy, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Julio Friedmann, Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Global Energy Policy at Columbia University
  • Will Gardiner, CEO, Drax Group
  • David Hone, Chief Climate Change Adviser, Shell
  • Brad Page, CEO, Global CCS Institute
  • Lord Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Professor of Economics & Government at the London School of Economics and Chair of the Grantham Research Institute

[Institute event]  Media reception (by invitation-only)


Wednesday 11 December

UK Government & International Energy Agency CCUS Event - Transforming industry: Developing carbon capture, utilisation and storage clusters

This event will highlight the critical role of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies in achieving climate and energy goals. It will focus on the potential for CCUS to support deep emissions reductions in industrial sectors that are important for economic growth and high-value job creation, including steel, cement and chemicals production. It will consider opportunities for accelerated deployment of CCUS within these and other sectors, in particular through the development of industrial CCUS clusters to support industrial competitiveness and drive low carbon products. The event will also consider how development of CO2 infrastructure can support carbon removal and CO2 use applications, highlighting significant technology developments.

  • Venue: UK Pavilion
  • Time: 14:30-15:30

Agenda

14:30    Introductions

  • Ms Catherine Bremner, Director, International Climate Change and Energy, United Kingdom
  • Mr Dave Turk, Head of Strategic Initiatives Office, International Energy Agency

14:40    Presenters

  • Mr Will Gardiner, CEO, Drax Group plc.
  • Dr Julio Friedmann, Senior Research Scholar, Center for Global Energy Policy Columbia University
  • Ms Guloren Turan, General Manager - Advocacy & Communications, Global CCS Institute
  • Ms Beth Hardy, Vice-President, Strategy & Stakeholder Relations, International CCS Knowledge Centre
  • Mr Tim Dixon, General Manager, IEAGHG

15:10    Moderated panel discussion with the speakers

15:30    Session close


Friday 13 December

COP 25 Japan Pavilion Side Event

Insights from Japan Tackling climate change with CCS (Part II)

Our colleague John Scrowcroft will be speaking at the event hosted by Japan CCS Co., Ltd. and co-hosted by the Ministry of the Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI) and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).

  • Venue: Japan Pavilion
  • Time: 10:30-12:00

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