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CO2 Capture and Storage - Response to Climate Change

13-14 April 2011, Vilnius, Lithuania
CGS Europe is delighted to announce its first Regional awareness-raising workshop entitled "CO2 Capture and Storage - Response to Climate Change", to be held on 13-14 April 2011 in Vilnius (Lithuania).
The first of three such workshops to be organised under CGS Europe, this is actually the third of its kind, following on from two previous workshops in the same series organised by the CO2NET EAST network.
The aim of the workshop is to provide a basic overview and status of the CCS concept in Europe, with a focus on EU Member States and Candidate Countries of the Baltic Sea Region and Central & Eastern Europe. The workshop will bring together experts from leading research institutions and companies to share their knowledge with other stakeholders on various CCS issues.
The expected outcomes are i) to raise general awareness of CCS among the various stakeholders, including policy makers, regulators, industry, researchers and students, and ii) to facilitate the implementation of the EU CCS Directive in the target countries, thus helping to reach European climate change mitigation targets.
Topics will include: Role of CCS in climate change mitigation, Global CCS perspectives, European policy and regulations; CCS status and developments in the Baltic Region, Research results and innovations in CGS.
The workshop is organised by:
Nature Research Centre, Vilnius, within the EU-FP7 ‘CGS Europe’ project
Workshop Organisation Committee:
Saulius Šliaupa – Nature Research Centre, Lithuania
Alla Shogenova - Institute of Geology at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Vít Hladík – Czech Geological Survey, Czech Republic
Meeting venue: Institute of Botany of Nature Research Centre
Zaliuju Ezeru str. 49, LT-08406 Vilnius, Lithuania
How to register?
Registration will be open from 15 February 2011 on the CGS Europe website: click here to go to the registration page.
Registration deadline is 1 April 2011
Who should attend?
The target audience is stakeholders from the Baltic Region and Central and Eastern Europe, although guests from other regions are welcome – CO2 emitters, ministries and regulators, researchers, representatives of NGOs, etc.
The workshop is free of charge, although a financial contribution will be requested to attend the workshop dinner. 
Oral presentations will be upon invitation. Proposals of poster presentations showing CCS-related research & development results are welcome – please contact the organisers for details.
Workshop places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come/first-served basis, so please do not delay with your registration.