As part of the most recent international climate accord, all nations committed themselves to a reduction in their greenhouse gas emissions. The cuts are intended to ensure that the global temperature will not rise by more than 2 degrees celsius by 2100.
Several ways of cutting emissions exist. The International Energy Agency (IEA) says that carbon capture and storage (CCS) is one of the most important means by which the world can reach its climate targets. This means that we need to be able to both capture CO2 and to store it – securely.
This is what Norway’s new research centre – the Norwegian CCS Research Centre – will help to do. The Centre opened on November 4th 2016, the same day as the Paris Agreement came into effect. Read more on Gemini.no.