Side Event at the UNFCCC negotiations, Bonn 2018

Balancing the Carbon Budget: Policy Incentives for Negative Emissions

10 May @11.30–13.00 (Room: Kaminzimmer) [download agenda]

Meeting the 2°C goal likely requires large amounts of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS). This event puts the global carbon budget in context of key actors’ priorities and policy incentives for BECCS, and explores scope for representation socio-political factors in climate scenarios.


  • 11:30 BECCS in Energy System Models
    Mariliis Lehtveer, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, Linköping University, and the Division of Energy Technology, Chalmers University of Technology
  • 11:45 UNFCCC Delegates’ Views of BECCS
    Mathias Fridahl, Forum for Reforms, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (Fores)
  • 12:00 Public Perceptions of BECCS Under Different Policy Instrument Framings
    Rob Bellamy, Institute for Science Innovation and Society, Oxford University
  • 12:15 Wide Horizons for Achieving Carbon Negativity via Industry in the Nordic Region
    Keith Whiriskey, Climate Technologies, Bellona
  • 12:30 Policy Requirements for Negative Emissions in the Stockholm District Heating System
    Kåre Gustafsson, Stockholm Exergi, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • 12:45 Q&A


The event is organized by the European Liberal Forum with the financial support of the European Parliament and in cooperation with Fores, Linköping University, and Bellona.

Neither the European Parliament nor the European Liberal Forum are liable for the event.