26. Title: Scottish European Green Energy Centre: North Sea Infrastructure for CCS Venue: Brussels, Belgium Date: 9 November 2011 Description: Seminar on North Sea CO2 Storage infrastructure status and investment position. Bringing together policymakers, EIB, commercial players, govt. ZEP Participation: Event sponsor; speaker: Dr. Graeme Sweeney
27. Title: World Coal Association Workshop Venue: Brussels, Belgium Date: 17 November 2011 Description: Annual November WCA workshop on the subject of the current EU energy and environment policy and its impact on the future of coal. Discussion around future financing of CCS (post-demonstration period). ZEP Participation: Speaker/panelist: Eivind Hoff (panel on “EU’s Climate Policy: fit for purpose?”).
28. Title: 17th Conference of the Parties meeting (COP17) Venue: Durban, South Africa Date: 28 November - 9 December 2011 Description: The top yearly international political conference around climate change. Since the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) entered into force in 1995, the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC have been meeting annually to assess progress in dealing with climate change. ZEP Participation: ZEP has worked with international CCS stakeholders to ensure cooperation and coordination on issues related to CCS during COP17. A dedicated online CCS Library was created and ZEP communications tools were provided to a broad group of CCS stakeholders at COP17 (key reports; CCS leaflet; USBs; CCS Library). ZEP collaborated with the European Commission and Bellona on dedicated side-events at COP17, and worked with ZEP members to ensure maximum exposure of CCS-related issues. ZEP also issued a key statement ahead of COP17. Link to dedicated ZEP web page on COP17: http://www.zeroemissionsplatform.eu/events/details/163-cop17-world-climate-summit.html
Communications Report 2011