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Sep 2019

GCCSI: The Net-Zero Industry Transition: Our Overlooked Climate Challenge

The Global CCS Institute is pleased to host its first ever flagship event at Climate Week in New York City, an engaging discussion on the role of CCS in decarbonizing the industrial sector.

The Net-Zero Industry Transition:

Our Overlooked Climate Challenge

Keynote Address: Lord Nicholas Stern, Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Convening high-level international stakeholders, this event will host an important discussion on the vital role of carbon capture and storage in the industrial sector to deliver on the goals of the Paris Agreement and achieving net-zero emissions.

Attendees will hear from climate and industry leaders about the role carbon capture and storage plays in the decarbonization of the world’s emissions blind spots.

Full Event Description:
The IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C states that to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, the industrial sector needs to reduce its emissions by 75-90 per cent, before phasing out emissions completely. While many decarbonization discussions often focus solely on the power sector, the industrial sector accounts for one-fifth to one-quarter of global CO2 emissions. In some regions, despite accelerated efficiency and renewable build-out, industrial emissions are greater than those from the power sector.

The industrial sector accounts for approximately 25 per cent of global GDP, therefore forming an integral part of our global economy. Yet, continued urbanization, economic prosperity and population growth are set to drive increased demand for industrial products. Research, such as the Energy Transitions Commission’s landmark report Mission Possible, has shown that carbon capture and storage (CCS), a set of decarbonization technologies, can make important contributions toward decarbonizing the industrial sector. In fact, for emissions-intensive industries such as steel, cement, and fertilizer manufacturing where electrification has its limits, it is currently the only option available to eliminate CO2 from the production process. In addition, the technology can also dramatically reduce emissions from hydrogen production, laying a path to kick-start the energy transition today.

This high-level event seeks to explore the decarbonization of the world’s emissions blindspots in an effort to address the climate crisis and the role carbon capture and storage plays with perspectives from environmental organizations, industry, and government. The Global CCS Institute is an international think tank backed by governments, companies, and NGOs. Represented in seven countries, the Institute’s mission is to accelerate the deployment of carbon capture and storage within an energy transition that reduces emission to net-zero by mid-century.

NB:
This event is part of the Industry Transition program of Climate Week NYC.

This event is by invitation only.

For more information
– Contact lee.beck@globalccsinstitute.com
– Visit https://www.globalccsinstitute.com/news-media/events/the-net-zero-industry-transition-our-overlooked-climate-challenge/

The Maxwell, 541 Lexington Ave, New York City
September 24, 2019 @ 8:30 am Details

Carbon Removal Technology: A Must-Have for the Climate

Hosted by Environmental Defense Fund, The Aspen Institute, and the Canadian Consulate in New York
In association with Climate Week NYC

The climate crisis is escalating and a new wave of environmental innovations are fighting to keep pace. A new set of technologies and practices to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is emerging. The window of opportunity to combat climate change can be propped open by the rapid acceleration of carbon removal.

Please join us for a keynote address from former U.S. Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz followed by a discussion on the opportunities and challenges associated with developing and deploying carbon removal technologies. Our panel will feature leading policy experts, entrepreneurs and researchers on the front lines of this emerging field.

Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.; program at 8 a.m.

KEYNOTE:
Ernest J. Moniz, President and CEO of Energy Futures Initiative and former U.S. Secretary of Energy

PANELISTS:
Giana Amador, Founder and Director of Special Initiatives, Carbon 180
Etosha Cave, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Opus 12
Julio Friedmann, Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University Center for Global Energy Policy
Steve Oldham, CEO, Carbon Engineering

MODERATOR:
Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund

Kindly RSVP by September 13th to Leona Madison at lmadison@edf.org

Canadian Consulate 466 Lexington Avenue, 20th Fl. New York, NY
September 24, 2019 @ 7:30 am Details