H.E. Rita Adam, Ambassador of Switzerland to the EU, cordially invites you to join the online discussion "Swiss insights for the European Green Deal: How can Carbon Removal, Use and Storage help achieve net zero emissions?" on Wednesday, 23 March 2022, from 9.30 am to 10.30 am.
To follow the discussion and interact, please register below.
Welcome words by H.E. Rita Adam, Head of the Mission of Switzerland to the EU.
Followed by a discussion between
Prof. Dr. Marco Mazzotti Energy Science Center Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich
and Christian Holzleitner Head of Unit DG CLIMA, European Commission
Moderated by Remo Hess Correspondent CH Media
Technologies for Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) and Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS) will have an important role to play in reaching net zero emissions by 2050. However, much needs to be done to ensure the uptake of these technologies. What regulatory framework do we need? How can we increase commercial storage and set up transport systems? How to further the development of these technologies, and how to best manage the impact of their large scale implementation on societies?
As part of the Green Deal, the European Commission plans to move ahead with respect to these technologies and has announced its intention to present this year a legislative proposal for the creation of a carbon removal certification mechanism. Switzerland is well known for its research excellence and was last year again listed as the most innovative country in the world. This strength also shows when it comes to developing new industrial solutions to tackle global climate challenges, such as CDR and CCUS. How can Switzerland further contribute to make these technologies work in Europe?
In order to be part of the discussion, please send your registration details (name, function, e-mail address) until Friday, 18 March 2022 to