Global CCS Institute Announces Women in CCUS Network
8th March 2021
8 March 2021, MELBOURNE – On International Women’s Day, the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute announces the launch of a ‘Women in CCUS Network’ (#WiCCUS).
The sector initiative officially launched today (8 March 2021) aims to bring together the community of women working within Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage to promote knowledge sharing, gender diversity, stakeholder engagement and support facilitation across the different industry sectors.
Welcoming the launch of the network, Deputy-Chair of the Board of the Institute, and VP of Sustainability and Climate Change at BHP, Fiona Wild said: “The deployment of CCUS as one of the tools available to mitigate CO2 emissions and meet the goal of staying below 1.5 degrees global warming requires a focus on how we can work together to scale-up projects, deployment, skills and awareness to ensure its successful delivery. As CCUS deployment accelerates its pace, Women in CCUS Network will be instrumental in ensuring balanced gender leadership, which is still challenged in the oil and gas sector and heavy industry.”
CEO of the Global CCS Institute, Brad Page, said: “It is now well established that companies with diversity at senior levels perform better and are more sustainable. I see the launch of this network as an important step in encouraging and increasing the number of women in the CCUS industry.”
The network aims to provide opportunities to share expertise, develop skills and conversations on the topic of CCUS as well as present role models and create public engagement opportunities.
More information on the network can be found here.
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About the Global CCS Institute: The Global CCS Institute is an international think tank whose mission is to accelerate the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS), a vital technology to tackle climate change and provide energy security. For more information, visit www.globalccsinstitute.com