Cornerstone, the official publication of the world coal industry, was launched by the World Coal Association in the spring of 2013. Cornerstone is an internationally recognized, high-quality, objective publication that includes content investigating all aspects of the global coal industry. The electronic version is offered free of charge through this website.
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“IEA notes that the urgency of CCS deployment is only increasing; that this decade is critical for moving deployment of CCS beyond the demonstration phase…”
– Brad Page
Chief Executive Officer
Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute
Carbon Capture and Storage Advancement Is Urgent: An Exclusive Interview with Brad Page, Head of the GCCSI
With the release of its latest global status report in October, the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI) sees progress in CCS projects but says more work needs to be done to overcome policy barriers as well as demonstrate operational feasibility and present business cases for expanding the use of CCS. In an exclusive interview for Cornerstone, GCCSI chief Brad Page echoed key aspects of the report, “The Global Status of CCS: 2013.”
The 19th session of the Conference of Parties (COP19) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Warsaw from 11–22 November. The President of the COP19 was Marcin Korolec, Poland’s Minister of Environment. Such COP meetings provide the opportunity for the Parties to collaboratively address climate change at the international level.
The World Coal Association hosted the International Coal & Climate Summit (ICCS) at the Ministry of Economy in Warsaw on 18–19 November, an event attended by around 300 delegates, including policymakers, business leaders, development banks, NGOs, and media. The coal industry hosting a summit isn’t usually big news—our calendars are full of industry meetings—but the timing of this event provoked some controversy.
When you think of natural resources on the Canadian Prairies, the first thing that likely comes to mind is wheat. While you wouldn’t be incorrect, Saskatchewan’s resource lineup isn’t limited to that one Prairie staple. Although we’ve come a long way from our agrarian roots, it’s true that we still boast a strong agricultural economy. With more than 40% of the arable farm land in Canada, we are a leading exporter of wheat, barley, lentils, and mustard, among other things.