Ton Wildenborg, CO2 Geonet

The European Association of Geoscientific Institutes consists of 26 members in 19 member states in Europe. They are developing and disseminating knowledge of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology to stakeholders globally. Wildenborg explains that CCS is a maturing technology, which is currently available and is being piloted in projects across Europe. He defends CCS against critiques that the technology is too expensive and risky, arguing that CSS is efficient and safe. He adds that CCS represents a viable mitigation option against climate change and should not be seen as a silver bullet, but rather a complementary strategy to be used alongside renewables and energy efficiency. Finally, he hopes that governments and the UNFCCC will see CCS as a mitigation option to be included in the negotiating text.