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The Path to Net-Zero: Accelerating CCS in Central and Eastern Europe
6 June @ 08:30 - 16:00
Date: 08:30 – 16:00 CEST, 6th of June 2023
Place: PASSAGE ROOM, Residence Palace Brussels, 155 Rue de la Loi, 1000 Brussels
Register here: https://forms.gle/ZmJaq2tmeVYtXpMaA
The event is organised as part of the ongoing CCS4CEE project in which Bellona Europa is engaged as an expert partner.
The conference will bring together CCS stakeholders from Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries, representing a wide range of activities across the CCS value chain in the region. This includes industry representatives, relevant national authorities in the region, EU officials, as well as civil society and academia.
The purpose of the conference is to update regional actors on EU-level CCS policy developments and foster communication and cooperation among interested parties. We will also showcase emerging pilot CCS projects in the CEE region.
We are excited to have confirmed speakers presenting CCS projects by ANRAV, Holcim (Hrvatska) d.o.o., and AB Klaipėdos nafta.
In addition to projects presentations, the programme of the conference includes three sessions:
- Session 1: A Necessity, not an Option – CCS in EU and Member States’ Net-zero Strategies
- Session 2: Leveraging Stakeholder Platforms and Networks for Partnerships and Knowledge Sharing
- Session 3: Safeguarding Industries, Empowering Communities: CCS in a Just Transition.
These sessions will feature speakers from Bellona Europa, CCS Europe, European Commission (DG CLIMA and DG ENER), Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU, and the Zero Emissions Platform.
08:30 Registrations and welcome coffee
09:10 Opening by Michał Wendołowski (Bellona Europa)
09:20 Session 1: A Necessity, not an Option – CCS in EU and Member States’ Net-zero Strategies
Panel discussion moderated by János Hidi (Cambridge Econometrics) featuring:
- Jan Havlik (Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU)
- Daniel Kitscha (DG CLIMA)
- Lina Strandvåg Nagell (Bellona Europa)
10:10 Project presentation: ECO2CEE by Agnieszka Baran (PKN Orlen)
10:30 Project presentation: CCS Baltic Consortium by Justinas Jazbutis (Klaipedos Nafta)
10:50 Coffee break
11:20 Fireside chat: Eadbhard Pernot (Clean Air Task Force) in conversation with Chris Bolesta (DG ENER)
11:40 Session 2: Leveraging Stakeholder Platforms and Networks for Partnerships and Knowledge Sharing
Panel discussion moderated by Luciana Miu (Energy Policy Group) featuring:
- Chris Davies (CCS Europe)
- Bruno Gerrits (The Global CCS Institute)
- Per-Olof Granstrom (Zero Emissions Platform)
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Project presentation: KOdeCO net zero by Sandra Malović Vladić (Holcim Hrvatska d.o.o.)
13:50 Session 3: Safeguarding Industries, Empowering Communities: CCS in a Just Transition
Panel discussion moderated by Michal Hrubý (International Sustainable Finance Centre) featuring:
- Sandra Malović Vladić (Holcim Hrvatska d.o.o.)
- Inga Vismantienė (Akmene municipality)
- Geir Seljeseth (Industri Energi)
14:30 Project presentation: ANRAV by Petya Georgieva (Devnya Cement)
14:50 Project presentation: CO₂NTESSA by Davor Blažek (NEXE)
15:10 Closing remarks by Jonas Helseth (Bellona Europa)
15:30 End of conference
The conference will also be live-streamed for those unable to attend in person.
Recording from the conference can be found HERE
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