CO2GeoNet, in collaboration with the Carbon Capture and Storage Association, the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D program, and the University of Texas at Austin, organized and manned a booth for the two weeks of COP22 in Marrakesh, Morocco, from 7 – 18 November 2016.
Much interest was received from the public visiting the booth, reflected not only by the quantity of visitors but also the wide variety from different walks of life, ranging from observers not at all familiar with the technique but curious to learn more, through to delegates aware of the major role that CCS must play in order to meet the Paris Agreement targets.
During the many discussions, the benefit of working as a network comprising 26 research institutes over 19 European countries was brought forward, particularly the large group of >300 researchers working on all aspects of CO2 storage (site characterisation, storage capacity, monitoring, safety issues, etc.).
The posters explained briefly:
i) what CCS is,
ii) why its imminent large-scale deployment is necessary, and
iii) the current global status of sites where CCS is already happening.
All the resources displayed at the booth (posters, brochures and more) are available at our dedicated COP22 website: