The Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP) would like to congratulate the European Commission on the first edition of the CCUS Forum.

This initiative comes at a critical moment for Europe’s transition to net zero emissions by 2050. With the legally-binding target of climate neutrality by 2050 and an increased emissions reduction target for 2030, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) technologies must be part of the solution for European decarbonisation.

ZEP would like the Forum to become the basis for a much-needed European Union (EU) strategy for CCS and CCU that is aligned with net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 and integrates key policy considerations into a coherent and efficient framework.