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NEWSLETTER | October 2020

Global CCS Institute and Columbia University's CGEP release net zero report as part of Climate Week NYC

With over 1,500 registrants from around the world signed up to attend, the Global CCS Institute and Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) held a packed event during Climate Week NYC 2020. Along with hosting two panel discussions that featured policy and energy industry experts, the Institute and CGEP released a co-authored report titled 'Net Zero and Geospheric Return: Actions Today for 2030 and Beyond.' 

Findings in the report show that in order to hit mid-century net zero targets, emissions will need to be reduced by 50% within the next ten years. Key to achieving these reductions is the rapid deployment of climate mitigation technologies and climate finance polices, say lead authors Alex Zapantis and Julio Friedmann. 



Australia releases Low Emission Technology Statement, priortising CCS

The Australian Government has released its first Low Emissions Technology Statement,  citing CCS as one of five priority areas that the government will focus on. The Statement is a key milestone in the development of Australia's Technology Investment Roadmap; a framework to aid in Australia’s transition to a low-carbon economy. 

In a statement released by the Global CCS Institute, CEO Brad Page welcomed the announcement, noting that “CCS offers enormous potential to deliver substantial emission reductions using technologies that are available right now at low cost, whilst also helping the economy, a factor that has never been more important than today.”


Newly released brief provides de-risking overview

In a new brief published by the Global CCS Institute, Senior Client Engagement Lead Patricia Loria assesses the ongoing effort to de-risk CCS investment in the United States. The brief, titled 'De-risking of CCS: A Primer for Investors and Businesses in the United States', also evaluates the potential impact of the upcoming U.S election and takes a  look at how the economic obstacles tied to the COVID-19 crisis may affect CCS development. 



 Japan-Asia CCUS Forum to kick off in Tokyo

The Global CCS Institute, in partnership with Japan CCS Co., Ltd, will be hosting the Japan-Asia CCUS Forum on Tuesday, October 6, live from Tokyo. Over 20 climate and CCS/CCUS experts from around the world have been invited to speak, including representatives from Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the U.K's Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Kyoto University and the University of Texas. 

Speakers will discuss the role of CCS/CCUS as an effective climate mitigation tool and examine the outlook of CCS/CCUS deployment in Japan and Asia. 


 CCS Talks now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts

The Institute's CCS Talks online series is now available on three major podcast streaming platforms. 

For over a year, the Institute has been holding live webinars, covering the latest developments in CCS and climate action. We have had speakers from around the world join us to discuss CCS success stories, challenges and showcase their latest research findings. Haven't had a chance to listen? You can now subscribe to CCS Talks on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. In the coming weeks, the majority of our CCS Talks archive will be available for download on all three platforms, with new episodes uploaded as they're released. 



Japan Asia CCUS Forum 2020

Online Event | October 6 |10:00 - 16:45 JST