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European Sustainable Energy Week 2023 – Climate Neutral Europe: Safeguarding Jobs and Industrial Competitiveness

27th June 2023

The European Commission hosted the European Sustainable Energy Week 2023 on 20-22 June. The Global CCS Institute was excited to take part in a session organised in partnership with the Zero Emission Platform (ZEP), where we explored the potential of CCS in enabling a just transition to net-zero, and the skills necessary for its widespread deployment.

The transition to climate neutrality will require a significant transformation of energy- and carbon-intensive industries, such as cement, lime, steel, and chemicals, which form the backbone of the European economy. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) offers these sectors the most cost-effective route to decarbonisation, while preserving jobs and maintaining industrial activity. A precondition for the development and deployment of CCS at scale is the availability of a workforce with a particular set of skills.


  • Chris Bolesta, CCUS Policy Team Leader, Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission
  • Malte Bornkamm, Head of Division IV E 2 – “Industrial Decarbonization Market Framework, International Cooperation”, German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action, BMWK
  • Judith Kirton-Darling, Deputy General Secretary IndustriAll European Trade Union
  • Annemarie Manger, Head of Joint Team Aramis, Aramis CCS
  • Per Sandberg, Senior Advisor in Low Carbon Solutions, Equinor
  • Eve Tamme, Chair, Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP)

The session was moderated by Ellina Levina, Senior Finance and European Affairs Manager, Global CCS Institute

Watch a recording of the webinar below.

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