The International CCS Knowledge Centre is looking forward to participating in the 'Accelerating CCUS: A Global Conference to Progress CCUS' being held in Edinburgh, Scotland from November 28-29, 2018.
There is broad international consensus that CCUS has a vital role to play in meeting global climate change ambitions. However, the International Energy Agency’s 2018 ‘Tracking Clean Energy Progress’ highlights the limited growth in both CCUS on power and industry and has categorised CCUS as ‘off track’ and noted that a significant increase in global CCUS deployment is required. The UK Government is committed to working with global partners to reduce the costs of CCUS and accelerate its global deployment.
A CCUS Summit, co-hosted by the UK and the IEA on the afternoon of 28 November 2018, will therefore bring together world energy leaders including Ministers and CEOs representing major energy and industrial interests and the financial community to focus on actions that could be taken to accelerate global CCUS progress. The Summit will consider the technology’s importance in supporting global climate change ambitions, as well as the need for strengthened public and private sector partnerships to deliver it.
Alongside the CCUS Summit, a global CCUS conference incorporating a number of invitation only CCUS events will be held in central Edinburgh on 28 and 29 November 2018. The conference will gather speakers, delegates from governments, industry, the finance community, academia and leading experts from around the world for a series of focused meetings on how CCUS can be accelerated globally.