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Institute participates to the TEC and CTCN meetings in Copenhagen

2nd April 2019

Last week, the representatives of the Institute attended the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) and Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) meetings in Copenhagen. These are the two bodies of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism, where the TEC supports developing countries in identifying climate technology policies, and the CTCN provides technology solutions, capacity building and advice on policy, legal and regulatory frameworks tailored to the needs of individual developing countries.

Both meetings had a forward-looking agenda, looking at the workplans for the upcoming years and the future collaboration between TEC and CTCN. The highlight for the CCS community was the presentation on the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C by Professor Heleen de Coninck, who is one of Coordinating Lead Authors of chapter 4 of the report. The presented scenarios set out the urgent need for zero and negative emission technologies and this had a strong impact on the remaining sessions of the week. CCS is poised to play more prominent role in TEC and CTCN work, with the four key areas of collaboration agreed as (1) the role of emerging technologies, (2) the uptake of existing technologies, (3) long term technology transition and (4) technology needs assessment. According to IEA, nearly 70% of CCS deployment needs to happen in non-OECD countries by 2050 to achieve global emission targets. Through their work, TEC/CTCN are well positioned to facilitate that.

The Institute will actively follow up the work in its roles under TEC and CTCN, offering it’s insight on CCS and looks forward the next sessions of TEC and CTCN, scheduled for September 2019.

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