TCM take part in UN Climate Conference
Technology Centre Mongstad will present at two side events at COP 19 in Warsaw. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is one of the key solutions to mitigate climate change, and TCM is sharing the latest achievements from the world’s largest test centre in Norway.
At COP19, national governments, NGOs and other interested groups meet to discuss key issues related to climate change. It is widely accepted that decarbonizing the world’s energy supply is vital, if we are to limit the global temperature rise to two degrees by 2050. CCS has the potential to play an important role reducing global CO2 emissions.
TCM already on Friday presented at an event hosted by the Global CCS Institute and titled Value of the current generation of carbon capture and storage. TCM’s Head of communications Vegar Stokset took part in this panel discussion, focusing on knowledge sharing and other positive spillovers that test centres can offer. Other panelists were: the Hon. Diana McQueen, Alberta Minister for Environment and Sustainable Resource Development; David Hone, Climate Change Advisor, Shell; Arthur Lee, Chevron Fellow and Principal Advisor; and Sergio Persoglia, Secretary General, CO2GeoNet.
The second event, hosted by the International Gas Union and the Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG), will focus on development of industrial scale clean energy technologies. It will take place on Sunday November 17 at The Gas Museum, Marcina Kasprzaka street, 25, Warsaw, from 14:00 to 17:30. The event will be addressed by IGU President Jérôme Ferrier and the Minister of Energy, Poland.
TCM will participate in the first of two panel discussions on the day, titled Supporting innovation in low-carbon technologies with opening speeches by Janusz Piechociński, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy of Poland (tbc ) and Jérôme Ferrier the President of IGU.
Vegar Stokset will highlight TCM’s key achievements in progressing carbon capture globally during the discussion. Other panelists will include representatives from the Polish government, Jacek Murawski, Vice-President of Management Board of PGNiG, Wim van Germert from University of Groningen, and Arne Eik, Leading Advisor Climate Change, Statoil.