The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the principal negotiating platform for international action on climate change. The 22nd Session of the COP (COP 22) is being hosted by the Moroccan government in Marrakech, Morocco from 7 to 18 November 2016.

The Global CCS Institute will attend COP 22 as an accredited observer advocating for the vital role CCS must play in a broad portfolio of low-carbon technologies needed to decarbonise the global economy.

Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI) and The International Energy Agency (IEA) media conference at COP 22

Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI) and The International Energy Agency (IEA) media conference at COP 22 from Global CCS Institute on Vimeo.

  Where to see us

Institute-hosted events

The industrial sector will require a greater take-up of CCS if it is to better track to emissions levels that can help halt average temperature rises to well below 20C. This side-event explores the reasons why CCS is considered so critical to the mitigation efforts of industrial sectors like iron and steel, cement, fertilisers and hydrogen production; which are responsible for about a quarter of all global emissions.

Location: IETA Pavilion (UNFCCC Precinct)
Moderator: Mark Bonner, Global CCS Institute
Trude Sundset, CEO, Gassnova
Nicholas Walters, Director, World Steel Association
Simon Bennett, Director of Economics and Investment Office, IEA
Belinda Perriman, Commercialisation Manager, Teesside Collective
David Hone, Climate Change Advisor, Shell

The IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report’s (AR-5) indicates that it is still plausible the world can meet the ‘well below’ 2°C goal with the mitigation options available today; but it is almost impossible to envisage such a scenario without the widescale deployment of CCS, including negative emissions through bioenergy coupled with CCS (BECCS).

Location: IETA Pavilion (UNFCCC Precinct)
Moderator: Brad Page, Global CCS Institute
Jean-Francois Gagné, Head of ETP Division
Jim Skea, co-Chair of WGIII, IPCC
Tim Juliani, Senior Director, C2ES Rodolfo Lacy Tomayo, Deputy Secretary of Planning and Environmental Policy, Mexico government
Gianpiero Nacci, Head – Industrial and Business Energy Efficiency Pillar, EBRD

  Official UNFCCC-GCCSI events

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A panel of executives & market experts discuss a broad clean energy portfolio that will enable countries to reach NDC energy and mitigation goals, including energy efficiency, renewable energy as well as CO2 capture & utilisation for energy and material production & for permanent geological storage.

Moderator: BCSE (Lisa Jacobson, President)

Partnering with the International Council for Sustainable Energy (ICSE) & the European Business Council for Sustainable Energy (e5)

Lord Nick Stern
Brad Page, CEO, Global CCS Institute
Lisa Jacobson, Business Council for Sustainable Energy (moderator)
Kolja Kuse, Clean Carbon and Chairman, e5
Kane Thorton, Clean Energy Council, Australia
Christoph Bals, GermanWatch
Grady Crosby, Johnson Controls
Jim Wolf, Consultant, Jupiter Oxygen Corporation
Marteen Neelis, EcoFys

CO2 capture, usage and storage (CCUS/CCS) represents one of the most important mitigation technology solutions for the global energy and industrial sectors. This exhibit explains what it is and showcases projects; policy/regulatory developments; financing and co-benefits.

Location: Blue Zone

Host: GCCSI (Mark Bonner)

  Collaborative events

  Other known CCS events

  What’s happening at COP 22?

Today at COP 22

Want to know what happened today at COP 22? Visit our Institute Updates for an overview of the day, as observed by the Global CCS Institute.

What’s on the Institute’s agenda today at COP 22

Want to know what’s on the day’s agenda for the Institute at COP 22? Visit our Institute Updates for a preview of the day ahead.

Latest news from the Institute at COP 22

Visit our updates for an overview of the past day’s developments at COP 22, as observed by the Global CCS Institute.

Insights from the Institute at COP 22

COP 22 wrap-up

Video footage of the Institute's COP 22 engagement

CO2 Capture and Storage is necessary for meeting the 2°C target

Can CCS deliver on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) mitigation needs?

CCP4: CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery for Capture and Long-Term Storage of CO2

Video footage of the Institute's COP 21 engagement

Technology Solutions for a 2°C World: Investing in Renewables, Storage, Energy Efficiency and CCS

Financing the Demonstration and Deployment of CCS in Developing Countries

How the UNFCCC Architecture Can Help Mobilise International Resources to Support Carbon Capture and Storage

CEO of the Global CCS Institute, Brad Page, speaks to Climate Home at COP 21

COP 21 'Hub Culture Paris' interview with Brad Page, CEO - Global CCS Institute

  Webinars on CCS

CTCN Webinar: Introduction to Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture, Transport and Storage (CCS)

Thirty six key lessons from the 2008 – 2015 UK carbon capture and storage programmes

Perspectives on the role of CO2 capture and utilisation (CCU) in climate change mitigation

A Better Life with a Healthy Planet: Pathways to Net Zero Emissions



Global storage readiness assessment report

A study into any given nation’s readiness for large-scale CO2 geological storage projects

CCS policy indicator

A comparison of national policy support to drive domestic action on CCS

Understanding Industrial CCS Hubs and Clusters

The technology components of carbon capture and storage (CCS) are already proven and in use across a variety of industries and applications.

CCS legal and regulatory indicator

An examination and assessment of 55 countries’ legal and regulatory frameworks for CCS technology


  Fact sheets

What is CCS?

An overview of carbon capture and storage technologies. 

Capturing CO2

An overview of the processes for capturing carbon dioxide emissions.

Transporting CO2

Transporting carbon dioxide safely during the carbon capture and storage process.

Storage of CO2

The different types of storage options for captured carbon dioxide emissions.