Workshop: Sustainability and GHG impact of bio-CC(U)S

16 Nov, 2016
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Contact: Kristin Onarheim
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IEA Bioenergy

In the aftermath of the COP 21 and with the Paris Agreement well under way to being ratified we are taking another important step towards reducing GHG emissions and mitigate climate change. New updates on the IPCC emission scenarios are underway. The new scenarios are likely to escalate the significance of negative emissions in order to reach the climate goals.  

The IEA Bioenergy Task 41 on Bio-CC(U)S will in cooperation with Bellona Europa arrange a workshop in connection with the GHGT-13 conference in Lausanne in November. The topic of the workshop is Sustainability and GHG impact of bio-CC(U)S. This will be a golden opportunity to gather colleagues from different Bio-CCS initiatives in order to coordinate efforts on Bio-CCS and discuss how to communicate this important topic in the wake of the new agreement.  

Aside from the IEA taskforce, the workshop will feature speakers from e.g. carbon removal initiatives at the Universities of Oxford and Stanford respectively, as well as the EBTP/ZEP and CSLF task forces on Bio-CCS/BECCS. We are also aiming to secure a speaker who could give an update on the new IPCC report to be published in 2018. Given the increased ambition level (“Well below two degrees”) of the COP21 Paris Agreement, this report can be expected to rely even more on negative emissions than the IPCC AR5.

The workshop is free of charge and there is no requirement to participate to the GHGT-13 conference to get access to the workshop. Spaces are limited, though, and registration is made on a first come, first serve basis. Please register through the link.

Date: November 16

Time: 18:00 – 20:00 UTC+2 hours

Place: GHGT-13 venue (SwissTech Convention Centre), Lausanne, Switzerland

For further information please contact Kristin Onarheim ( or Jonas Helseth (