The Nordic countries have a joint pavilion at the UN Climate negotiations in Marrakech, November 7-18, 2016, under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The Nordic pavilion at COP22 will highlight New Nordic Climate Solutions through a series of events and activities focusing on a greener future.
The IPCC 5th Assessment report (AR5) leaves no doubt that locking away CO2 permanently, preventing it from adding to the atmosphere, is a crucial climate solution for limiting global warming. Where will the CO2 come from? Many key industries (such as cement, steel and chemicals) are essential for building our low-carbon cities and economy cannot deeply decarbonise without access to permanent CO2 storage. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.
Emissions cuts are a key to a low-carbon economy. But for many industries the path to decarbonisation is difficult without CO2 removal. Reykjavik Energy and collaborators have developed a safe, simple and cost-effective method of capturing CO2 from emissions and turning it into rock within months. The method that has been developed in the Carb-fix project is an open source method, with no patents.
Moderator: Helga Barðadóttir, Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources, Iceland
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