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Launch Event of the EASAC Report on "Carbon Capture and Storage"

Wednesday 22 May

Time and Location

  • Brussels, Belgium

Carbon Capture and Storage in Europe

22 May 2013 from 12:00 to 14:00,

at The Palace of the Academies, Hertogsstraat 1 Rue Ducale, 1000 Brussels

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is an important component of national, European and world-wide strategies to tackle climate change. It reduces greenhouse gas emissions by capturing the CO2 generated by large point sources before it is released to the atmosphere, and then transporting it to a secure underground storage facility.

The European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) in its new report has examined the challenges that must be addressed to secure CCS as a viable component of strategies to mitigate climate change, and consequently to consider what contribution it may make in Europe to 2050.

A launch event for the new EASAC report opened and moderated by Professor Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Advisor to the President of the European Commission.

Scientific findings will be presented by the chair of the EASAC working group Professor Herbert Huppert, Director of the Institute of Theoretical Geophysics, University of Cambridge.

Followed by a panel discussion of the following experts:

  • Hans Van Steen, Head of Unit, DG Energy, European Commission
  • Rebecca Collyer, Deputy Director, Power Programme, European Climate Foundation
  • Sanjeev Kumar, Senior Associate at E3G and founder at The Change Partnership
  • Paal Frisvold, Chairman of Bellona Europa


To register, please send an e-mail with "CCS" in the subject field, stating your name and organisation to

A light lunch will be available from 11.30 am. The event will be followed by a coffee reception.


Download event invitation.

Download full report on CCS.

Download CCS report summary.

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