Recognizing that carbon capture and storage (CCS) development varies from region to region, the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) in 2017 implemented regional stakeholder meetings designed to accurately reflect the diverse needs in order to achieve CCS success in each geographic region. in December 2017, a summary narrative was shared with ministers from CSLF member countries at the 7th Ministerial Meeting, held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 

View full stakeholders narrative. The narrative shares common messages identified by stakeholders across the regional meetings, as well as messages specific to each region.

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CSLF European Regional Stakeholder Meeting

October 6, 2017, Brussels, Belgium

CO2GeoNet and the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) chaired the first CSLF regional European meeting. The event aimed to collate stakeholder views on driving CCS toward large-scale deployment in Europe. The agenda (below) gives an overview of the event's aims and outcomes and a review of the current state of play of CCS in Europe.

Two panel sessions were held as part of the event. 

  • Panel discussion 1: How can we accelerate deployment of CCS at scale in Europe? The first panel discussion reflected on the lessons learned from over 20 years of developing CCS in Europe, and how stakeholders can use this experience to advance CCS projects to the scale needed in the 2020s and 2030s.
  • Panel discussion 2: How can we communicate effectively to build support for CCS in Europe? The discussion further focused on the practical actions needed from government and industry to build a robust policy framework for the large-scale deployment of CCS across multiple sectors. Supporting financial instruments to enable CCS projects in Europe were also discussed. The panel examined how to effectively communicate the benefits of developing CCS in Europe to support sustainable growth across multiple sectors and industrial regions. The session considered the role of stakeholders in supporting effective engagement and opportunities for CSLF as an inter-governmental body to help to forge these relationships.

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If you have any questions, contact the CO2GeoNet Secretariat, Sergio Persoglia

CSLF Middle East and South Africa Regional Meeting

October 25 and 26, 2017, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The Middle East regional champions (The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Energy and SABIC) held the first regional meeting for Middle East and South Africa. The objective of this workshop was to bring together the private sector, academia, governments, and nongovernmental organizations from the Gulf Cooperation Council and South Africa to discuss regional opportunities and challenges for CO2 sequestration, storage, and utilization. The meeting resulted in technological, regulatory, and other recommendations to share with the global CSLF organization. This workshop was held at SABIC Global Headquarters in Riyadh, under the patronage of the Ministry of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources.

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CSLF Americas Regional Meeting

May 25, 2017 Washington, DC, USA

The United States Energy Association spearheaded the CSLF Regional Americas Meeting on May 25, 2017, in Washington, DC, USA.

The meeting agenda was as follows:
1:00–1:15 pm: Welcome Introductions and Remarks
1:15–1:30 pm: History, Current Circumstances and Future Expectations of CSLF
1:30–1:45 pm: History and Relaunch of Stakeholder Participation
1:45–2:30 pm: Americas Update
2:30–3:30 pm: Panel: Financial/Regulatory/Policy Parity
3:30–4:30 pm: Panel: Communication/Outreach/Education
4:30–4:45 pm: Next Steps to Craft Stakeholder Message to Ministers
4:45–5:00 pm: Concluding Remarks and Adjourn

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