Untapped potential: linking the CEE region to European CCS initiatives
Authors: Hanna Biro, Mark Preston Aragonès, Lina Strandvåg Nagell, and Michał Wendołowski
Untapped potential: linking the CEE region to European CCS initiatives constitutes a part of a series of documents entitled Integrated Policy Roadmap which crowns the Project’s next phase. This series includes also: Central and Eastern European CCS Roadmap and CCS Regional Cooperation Roadmap for Central and Eastern Europe. All three documents aim to support successful CCS deployment across the Region by presenting a first-of-its-kind policy plan with a range of actions related to CCS that should be taken.
The report offers a systematic collection of European initiatives related to the continent-wide deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies with the aim of offering CCS stakeholders across the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region a thorough overview of EU policy and regulatory initiatives that underpin CCS deployment as well as an outlining CCS-relevant platforms that feed into these initiatives. The report provides insight for industry players, civil society, research Institutions and academia, as well as government-level actors into opportunities for engagement 1) throughout the lifecycle of CCS project development from research and innovation (R&I) to project implementation, and 2) in the process of legislative and policy initiatives, from early-stage consultations to final stages of inter-institutional negotiations.
The CCS4CEE project aims to renew the discussion on the long-term deployment of CCS in the CEE region, leading to new policies and joint projects. It covers Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine. The project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation.
It is led by WiseEuropa and supported by Bellona Foundation as an expert partner. Other partners include Energy Policy Group, Institute for European Integration, and Civitta Latvija. The project
is supported by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy.