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European High Level Conference on Carbon Capture and Storage

Kjell-Børge Freiberg, Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy


Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy

will be hosting

the European High Level Conference on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

Thursday 5 September 2019 in Oslo


The Norwegian Government and the European Commission are pleased to invite you to the European High Level Conference on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in the Norwegian Opera House on 5 September 2019. Building on the growing recognition for the necessity of increased climate action and the emerging momentum for low carbon technologies in Europe, such as CCS, this conference will bring together European Ministers, CEOs, representatives from key organizations and other stakeholders.


Preliminary Programme


10:00 – 11:00
including refreshments

11:00 – 17:00
including a light lunch

17:00 – 19:00
hosted by GASSNOVA


The Road Towards 2050 – European Collaboration on CCS

Patricia Espinosa
(Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC)

Miguel Arias Cañete
(EU Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy)

Kjell-Børge Freiberg
(Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy)

Ola Elvestuen
(Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment)


Connecting Europe
– An Emerging Network for Capturing
and Storing Europe's CO2

Mechthild Wörsdörfer
(Director of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, IEA)

Allard Castelein
(CEO of Port of Rotterdam)

Stephen Bull
(Senior Vice President, Equinor, on behalf of Northern Lights - the offshore CO2 storage project in the North Sea)

Dr Bernd Scheifele
(CEO of HeidelbergCement)

Per Langer
(Executive Vice President, City Solutions, Fortum)

François Jackow
(Senior Vice President, Air Liquide)


13.15 – 14.15: LUNCH


Just Transition: Citizens, Public Acceptance,
Employment and the Role of CCS

Paula Abreu Marques
(Head of Unit for Renewables and CCS, DG Energy, European Commission)

Marko Maver
(State Secretary, Slovenia)

Luc Triangle
(IndustriAll Europe)

Jonas Helseth
(Director of Bellona Europa)


Technology Outlook, Cost Reductions and Financing

Artur Runge-Metzger
(Director, DG CLIMA, European Commission)

Andrew McDowell
(Vice-President, European Investment Bank)

Liv Hovem
(CEO of Oil and Gas, DNV GL)

Jerome Schmitt
(Chairman of the Executive Committee of Oil and Gas Climate Initiative)


Concluding Remarks End of day summary

Trude Sundset
(CEO of Gassnova)


17.00 – 19.00: RECEPTION


Download the Preliminary Programme by clicking here

Oslo Opera House - The Norwegian Opera and Ballet