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IPCC Report on Carbon Capture and Storage Launched

Press Advisory

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to launch report on “carbon dioxide capture and storage”

Montreal press conference on Monday, 26 September at 13h30 can be joined by teleconference and web cast

Geneva, 22 September 2005 – The WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will meet in Montreal starting 26 September to, amongst other business, accept the “IPCC Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage”.

The report describes new and emerging technologies for capturing the carbon dioxide produced by power plants and factories before it enters the atmosphere. The captured CO2 can be stored in geological formations, the oceans or in minerals. Costs, barriers, risks and other issues are also examined in detail.

Produced by the IPCC’s Working Group III on Mitigation, the report assesses the most up-to-date literature available in the world’s scientific and technical journals. It was written by some 100 experts and widely reviewed by experts and governments.

How journalists can cover this important new report:

The IPCC press conference will take place in Room 3 on the first floor of the ICAO Building, 999 University Place, Montreal, Canada on Monday, 26 September at 13h30. To ensure access please arrive by 13h15 with your press ID. The speakers will include IPCC Chairman R. K. Pachauri, IPCC Working Group III Co-chairs Ogunlade Davidson and Bert Metz, UNEP Executive Director Klaus Toepfer and WMO Deputy Secretary-General Yan Hong.

The press conference will be webcast in real time at www.ipcc.ch and http://events.startcast.com/events/177/B0001/. It will then be archived at this location and available for later viewing. Journalists are invited to call in their questions during the conference by dialling (001) 514-868-1042 or 866-898-9626 or Global Toll Free 800-8989-6323 (instructions attached) or to email their questions to michael.Williams@unep.ch. Journalists can also arrange for interviews with Co-chairs and Lead Authors through Michael Williams.

The Report’s Summary for Policymakers will be posted at www.ipcc.ch after 13h.

There will be a photo opportunity during the opening ceremony from 10h to 10h30 – to ensure access please bring your press ID.

For more information, please contact:

Michael Williams, UNEP, in Geneva and then from 25 Sept. in Montreal at + 41 79 409 1528 (Swiss portable) or michael.williams@unep.ch; or

Mark Oliver, WMO, in Geneva at +41-22-730-8417 or moliver@wmo.int.

Nick Nuttall, UNEP Spokesperson, Office of the Executive Director, on Tel: +254 20 62 3084; Mobile: +254733 632 755, E-mail: nick.nuttall@unep.org

If there is no prompt response, please contact Elisabeth Waechter, UNEP

Associate Media Officer, on Tel: 254 20 623088, Mobile: 254 720 173968,E-mail: elisabeth.waechter@unep.org




Further Resources

Live Webcast
of the presentation of the new IPCC Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage

Telephone Access to the Press Conference
Free universal telephone access to the press conference for journalists

IPCC Special Report on Carbon Dioxide
Summary for Policy Makers (to be posted after 13:00hrs.)


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