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Roadmap for CCS Demonstration and Deployment for the People's Republic of China

15th April 2015

Topic(s): Capacity development, Carbon capture, law and regulation, Policy, use and storage (CCUS)

Deploying CCS in developing countries is critically important.  The International Energy Agency estimates that to achieve global emissions reduction targets 70% of CCS projects will be in non-OECD countries by 2050.

Achieving deep decarbonisation of the heavily coal-based energy system of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) while maintaining gross domestic product growth at an acceptable rate, requires additional efforts beyond strengthening energy efficiency and the further introduction of renewable energy. CCS is an essential low-carbon option for the PRC. It is currently the only near-commercial system of technologies that offers medium to long term opportunities to make very deep cuts in carbon dioxide emissions from industrial processes and power plants based on coal (and other fossil fuels), while enabling the continued utilisation of coal in a low carbon way for such major applications.

The Roadmap assesses the potential, the barriers and challenges in developing CCS in the PRC and recommends necessary policy actions during the 13th Five-Year Plan and the medium term to facilitate CCS demonstration and deployment.

Here is a recording of the webinar and a browsable version of the slides used in the presentation:

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