Anniversary conference

Publish date: June 10, 2010

”The Future is Carbon Negative”

The anniversary conference “The Future is Carbon Negative“ will be the highlight of our 25-year celebration and will be hosted in Oslo, Norway, on 16 June, 2011. Reports show that the world’s emissions in 2010 were top high. The emission increase was over 1.6 Gigaton from the year before, far more than expected and extraordinarily high considering the financial crisis. In May this year, we had reports of yet another record high concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere of almost 395 ppm. The needs for carbon negative energy solutions are evident.


09.00-16.00: Samfunnssalen, Oslo Congress Centre


Bellona see the industrialization of environmental solutions as essential to achieve emission reductions especially following the need for increased clean energy supply in developing countries.  The conference will showcase the industrialization of environmental solutions by presenting new technologies and innovative solutions, as well as to illustrate how energy efficiency policies and investments are imperative tools to the realization of low-carbon economies. The conference will bring together senior executives from the Norwegian private sector, scholars, senior bureaucrats, politicians, and non-governmental organizations.

Keynote speakers include:


Lord John Prescott
Former Deputy PM and advisor to Chinese government on sustainable development

Lord Prescott was Britain’s longest serving Deputy Prime Minister (1997-2007) and a key player in the Blair Government. Prescott played a major role in the successful negotiations on the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, the first detailed step of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In 2010 Prescott stepped down as an MP and entered the House of Lords as a life peer. He continues to advise the Chinese government on their plans to build a thousand new ‘sustainable’ cities.


James Cameron – Executive Director of Climate Change Capital (CCC)

CCC is an environmental investment manager and advisory group specializing in the opportunities generated by the global transition to a low carbon economy. Cameron is a member of GE’s ecomagination board, Pepsico UK’s advisory board, chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Agenda Council on Climate Change, and a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group, among others. 


Carl O. Bauer – Special Advisor State of California and formerly Director of NETL


Bauer has held a number of positions at the US Department of Energy, including director of the Office of Product Management for Environmental Management, where he directed the development and demonstration of hazardous and radioactive waste cleanup technologies and director of the National Energy Technology Lab, in which under his leadership expanded its international outreach and collaboration, strengthened its role as the key national laboratory addressing the challenges of producing and using fossil energy.


Tim Dixon – Manager CCS and Regulatory Affairs IEAGHG


The IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG) is an international collaborative research programme established in 1991 under the International Energy Agency (IEA). The role of The Programme is to evaluate technologies that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions derived from the use of fossil fuels. IEAGHG members include 21 member countries, the European Commission and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), as well as 25 multi-national industrial sponsors.

The complete program will be published on on Thursday 9 June.

Register here