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Webinar: CCS for a competitive net-zero EU

21may14:3015:45Webinar: CCS for a competitive net-zero EUOnline


May 21(Tuesday) 2:30pm - 3:45pm

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Europe’s ambition to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 cannot be realised without extensive deployment of carbon capture technologies.
The webinar “CCS for a competitive net-zero EU” co-organised by CSS Europe and Eurogas on Tuesday 21 May 2024 (14:30-15:45 CEST, Zoom) will address the state of play of CCS in the EU and the challenges and opportunities for the EU energy sector, energy-intensive industries and EU workers.


This event is part of #EUSEW2024


Welcome and moderation
Anaïs Faucher, Policy Advisor, Eurogas

Johanna Fiksdahl, DG ENER, European Commission

Panel discussion and Q&A
The panel will discuss the scale-up CCS in Europe, including a just transition for European workers

Chris Davies, Director, CCS Europe
David Berman, Head of EU Public Affairs, Air Liquide
Hanna Biro, Policy Advisor, Bellona
Cédric de Meeûs, Vice-President, Group Public Affairs & Social Impact, Holcim
James Watson, Secretary General, Eurogas

End of the webinar

We look forward to welcoming you to this webinar!

Speakers for this event

  • Cédric de Meeûs

    Cédric de Meeûs

    Vice-President, Group Public Affairs & Social Impact, Holcim

    Cedric is a sustainability and public affairs professional with 25 years of international
    experience spanning several sectors, senior leadership roles and cultures. He has extensive
    experience in embedding sustainability prerogatives in corporate strategies, alongside the
    integration of sustainability-related public policy in sectoral and corporate decision-making
    processes. Cédric is a recognized expert on the net-zero agenda, the transition towards
    circular models, industrial transformation and green growth, and sustainable construction
    ecosystems. He is responsible for Holcim’s Public Affairs and Social Impactfunction. In parallel,
    Cedric currently chairs Construction Products Europe. 

    Vice-President, Group Public Affairs & Social Impact, Holcim

  • Chris Davies

    Chris Davies

    Director, CCS Europe

    Chris Davies is the Director of
    CCS Europe, a political advocacy and communications campaign body dedicated to
    pushing for urgent scale-up of carbon capture and storage technologies. Chris
    served three terms as an elected member of the European Parliament, leading the
    Liberal group within the Environment Committee and in his last term chairing
    the Fisheries Committee. He was previously a member of the House of Commons in
    London. His legislative work at the European level focused upon environment
    files from chemicals, waste and air quality to CO2 from passenger cars and the
    reform of the Common Fisheries Policy. He created the NER 300 facility under
    the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and has been instrumental in policy related to
    CCS over the last twenty years.

    Director, CCS Europe

  • David Berman

    David Berman

    Head of EU Public Affairs, Air Liquide

    Berman is -since 2020- Head of EU Public Affairs at Air Liquide, a world leader
    in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health and a pioneer in
    Hydrogen for 60 years. Prior to that, David worked as Head of Group Public
    Affairs for a global leader in the environment sector, water management and
    circular economy.

    Head of EU Public Affairs, Air Liquide

  • Hanna Biro

    Hanna Biro

    Policy Advisor, Bellona

    a Policy Advisor at Bellona Europa, Hanna focuses on EU sustainable finance
    policy and advocates for CCS deployment in the EU. In particular, she is
    engaged in Bellona Europa’s just transition work and the public perception of
    CCS. Prior to joining Bellona, she worked in management consulting. An
    economist by degree, Hanna holds a postgraduate diploma from Vrije Universiteit
    Brussel (VUB) where she specialised in European Environmental Governance and a
    master’s degree in Comparative Public Policy from the University of Southern
    Denmark (SDU).

    Policy Advisor, Bellona

  • James Watson

    James Watson

    Secretary General, Eurogas

    Dr Watson is the Secretary General of Eurogas, a role he has held since January 2019. Eurogas is the association representing the European gas wholesale, retail and distribution sectors.

    Prior to taking the helm at Eurogas, Dr Watson was the Chief Executive Officer of SolarPower Europe, the European solar industry association. Before joining SolarPower Europe, Dr Watson worked as the Director of Public Affairs for Weber Shandwick, specialising in energy and trade policy. Before coming to Brussels, Dr Watson worked for the Commonwealth Secretariat on a European Commission project on trade and sustainable development based in Ethiopia. Earlier in his career James worked for various UK government bodies in London and worked as a lecturer in Environmental Law at the University of Manchester.

    He holds a Ph.D in International Trade and Environmental Law from the University of Leeds, and is currently a Visiting Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

    Secretary General, Eurogas

  • Johanna Fiksdahl

    Johanna Fiksdahl

    DG ENER, European Commission

    Fiksdahl is a policy officer and a seconded national expert on CCS in DG Energy
    in the European Commission. She has more than 10 years of experience from
    working in the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, on different topics
    – most recently with the government follow-up of the Longship CCS project.
    Johanna is an economist by training, with a Master of Science in International
    Business and Politics from Copenhagen Business School (CBS).

    DG ENER, European Commission