On November 16, as an important part of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a side event on "New Progress on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) in China" was held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. This was the fourth time that Northwest University co-organized the China Corner side event of the UN Climate Change Conference.
Experts and representatives from government, enterprises and research institutions, and international organizations were invited to share new policies, actions and progress of CCUS in China and their international experience of CCUS, and introduce Chinese practices in addressing climate change and building ecological civilization. The conference was hosted by Liang Xi, Deputy Director of the Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage Professional Committee of the Chinese Society of Environmental Sciences and Principal Professor of Sustainable Finance and Infrastructure Transformation of the University of London, and addressed by Li Gao, Director General of the Department of Climate Change Response of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment and Jin Hongguang, Researcher of the Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Chang Jiang, Vice President of NWU, and Ma Jinfeng, Executive Director of the National Joint Local Engineering Research Center for CO2 Capture and Storage Technology and Professor of the Department of Geology of NWU, were invited to attend the conference.
During the UN Climate Change Conference,we also presented the progress of the CCUS project cluster implemented in Yulin, and exchanged the latest research progress and difficult problems of carbon capture and storage projects with colleagues from international research institutions such as the Australian Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute, and actively sought the participation of international organizations and experts in cooperation.
The annual "China Corner" series of side events at the UN Climate Change Conference is one of the most important occasions to showcase China's policies and actions to address climate change and to tell the world about China's contribution to climate governance. From 2017 to 2019, NWU has been invited to assist in organizing three side events on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCS) technologies, which have become one of the most successful and internationally welcomed side events in the China Corner.
Chang Jiang, Vice President of NWU delivered a speech