Name of the lead partner organisation: WiseEuropa – Fundacja Warszawski Instytut Studiów Ekonomicznych i Europejskich
Country of the lead partner organisation: Poland
Building momentum for the long-term CCS deployment in the CEE region is a project which focuses on the renewal of the discussion on the long-term deployment of CCS in the CEE region, leading to new policies and joint projects. Project will examine the socio-economic and socio-political aspects of CCS deployment in several European countries: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, Baltic states and Ukraine.
Project is divided into three steps. First of all, we will assess the current state of affairs: technological options, the European policy landscape and national contexts. In the next step we will develope national roadmaps and regional cooperation roadmap for CCS deployment in the CEE region. We will suport implementation of the roadmaps through networking and capacity building events.
Project is lead by WiseEuropa with partners Civitta, EPG and Europeum. Bellona Foundation is the expertise partner.
The project addresses the “Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation” programme area by focusing on the challenge of achieving the deep reduction of GHG emissions across all sectors of the European economy by 2050 through deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies.
Recent advances in several key areas (RES, energy storage, electric vehicles) allow significant GHG cuts but are not sufficient to reach deep decarbonisation consistent with Paris Agreement, as recognised by IEA in its technology assessments and various modelling studies by both EU institutions and independent researchers.
CCS deployment may reduce industrial emissions, provide low-carbon industrial heat and improve the security of electricity supply by complementing short-term energy storage. However, its large-scale implementation requires a long-term policy framework. At the moment, the topic is not present in the mainstream debate on climate policy in the CEE countries. This may lead to uneven progress in CCS deployment across Europe, resulting in increased catching-up costs as well as missed opportunities for national development and regional cooperation. The project is designed to counteract this scenario.
The project aims to renew the discussion on the long-term deployment of CCS in the CEE region, leading to the new policies and joint projects. It is expected that building evidence-based consensus among key stakeholders will pave the way to implement concrete policies and ventures. This will be achieved through combining analytical work with outreach, communication and capacity-building activities, in the form of series of national and regional publications and events focused on the importance of the timely CCS deployment and associated international cooperation.
Project will examine the socio-economic and socio-political aspects of CCS deployment in several European countries: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, Baltic states and Ukraine.
Project is divided into three parts:
- Determination of the starting point: assessment of current state and potential of technological options, as well as European policy landscape and national contexts,
- Development of national roadmaps as well as regional cooperation roadmap for CCS deployment in the CEE region,
- Supporting implementation of the roadmaps through networking and capacity building events.
The project will target national and local policymakers, business sector, research institutions and civil society. This will support the emergence of a socially accepted mix of appropriate policies, R&D and deployment activities. The project will ultimately benefit the CEE societies by supporting the timely implementation of CCS technologies which will ensure smooth low- carbon transition.