With mounting pressure to deliver on climate ambition and the daunting prognosis elucidated in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 1.5°C Report, the need to deploy carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies to decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors and achieve negative emissions has become increasingly more urgent. 

In tandem with policy and government support around the world, private sector action has catalyzed the next wave of global carbon capture and storage projects. Particularly in the United States, innovative incentive mechanisms and sustained government support are driving new CCS project announcements. In emphasizing large-scale emissions, cost, and risk reductions, the next wave of CCS facilities incorporates emissions clusters as well as new business models for carbon transport and storage. At the same time, negative emissions technologies have also gained noticeable momentum.

This event serves as the US launch of the Global CCS Institute report, Global Status of CCS 2019: Targeting Climate Change, initially released at COP 25 in Madrid. Distinguished panelists will explore the current status of carbon capture and storage, the next generation of CCS projects, policies, and technologies taking shape around the world, and the important part they play in global decarbonization.

Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., for what is sure to be an exciting and enriching discussion. A cocktail reception will follow.


Keynote remarks by

The Hon. Sheldon Whitehouse
United States Senator (D-RI)
United States Senate

Report briefing by

Jeff Erikson
General Manager
Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute

A conversation with

Maya Batres
Project Manager, Energy and Land Use
The Nature Conservancy

Lee Beck
Senior Adviser, Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute
Women Leaders in Energy Fellow, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council

Ryan Edwards
Low Carbon Policy Adviser
Oxy Low Carbon Ventures

Janet Peace
Senior Vice President, Policy and Business Strategy
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

Moderated by

David Livingston
Deputy Director, Climate and Advanced Energy, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

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