01 June 2015




Canete気候・エネルギー担当委員とMoniz米エネルギー省長官の間に座るGabriel独経済相 画像提供:ドイツ連邦経済エネルギー省


ドイツ連邦経済エネルギー省(Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy)は会議後に公式声明を発表し、共同活動が奨励される複数の分野について明らかにしました。公式声明は「(中略)温室効果ガスの大幅削減」は今後も必要だとする一方で、「(中略)経済成長とCO2排出の切り離しをさらに進めるための、必然的なエネルギー移行の緊急性」についても強調しています。









G7 energy Ministers meet and consider CCS

Energy Ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialised countries met in Hamburg, Germany on 11 and 12 May 2015 to discuss progress since their last meeting. The meeting aimed to strengthen collective energy security and to decide upon further initiatives to effectively improve sustainable energy security of G7 countries and beyond.

Ministers and Representatives from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the European Commission and the United States, discussed current energy security issues, energy efficiency, renewable energy and innovative technologies.


German Economic Affairs Minister Gabriel, sits between Commissioner Canete and Secretary Moniz. Image courtesy of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy


The German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy issued a Communique , following the meeting identifying a number of areas in which joint action was to be encouraged. The communique stated that “..deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions…” are still needed while emphasising the “..urgency of a consequent energy transition to further decouple economic growth from carbon emissions”.


The communique also explicitly referenced the need to encourage carbon capture and storage (CCS) and collaboration on large scale demonstration of CCS :

“We recognize that fossil fuels will remain an important part in the energy mix for some time, as we progressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our energy systems. In this context, we encourage countries which opt to make use of carbon capture, use and storage to collaborate on large-scale demonstration projects and countries which opt to develop and use shale gas and other unconventional resources to collaborate on safe and responsible development.”


This statement adds to an increasing chorus of respected voices making the case for CCS, this can only be helpful as the eyes of the international community increasingly turn to the crucial December climate talks at COP21 in Paris.