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7th Ministerial Meeting, December 3-7, 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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First commercial-scale saline storage project begins operation in the United States.

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World’s largest post-combustion carbon-capture project begins commercial operation.

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What is Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)?

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is the capture, from power plants and other facilities, and storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases that would otherwise be emitted to the atmosphere.


What is the CSLF?

The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) is a Ministerial-level international climate change initiative that is focused on the development of improved cost-effective technologies for CCS. It also promotes awareness and champions legal, regulatory, financial, and institutional environments conducive to such technologies.


How Can I Get Involved?

Become a member. Membership is open to national governmental entities that are significant producers or users of fossil fuels and that have a commitment to invest in CCS research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities.


Become a stakeholder. Organizations that are affected by (and can affect) CSLF goals form an essential component of CSLF activities. 


Learn from the academic community. The academic community plays a vital role to advance CCS technologies through a wide range of educational programs that support the development of the next generation of scientists, engineers, and policy makers.


Register to stay informed about CSLF and CCS developments:

Announcements & Events

December 3-7, 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE
October 25–26, 2017, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
October 6, 2017, Brussels, Belgium
October 4–6, 2017, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA
October 3–5, 2017, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Featured Publications

IEA GHG ANnual Review 2016 - cover thumbnail

The International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas Programme (IEAGHG) Annual Review 2016 outlines the work undertaken and produced by the IEAGHG in 2016, including the conferences (GHGT-13), networks, technical reports, information papers, and presentations made by members of staff at external meetings. View document.

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The National Risk Assessment Partnership Phase I Tools are intended to help address leakage and induced seismicity risks associated with geologic carbon storage (GCS). These tools are designed to foster robust, objective, and science-based communication and decision making with respect to large-scale application of GCS and accelerate the adoption of GCS technologies. View tools.

Cover of report, Feasibility study for full-scale CCS in Norway

Published by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, this study aims to identify at least one technically feasible CCS chain (capture, transport and storage) with corresponding cost estimates. This study finds that a flexible CCS chain is feasible that makes use of CO2 transport by ship from multiple sources to a single storage hub. View document.

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In this letter to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), Ernest Moniz, former U.S. Secretary of Energy, and Khalid A. Al Falih, Saudi Arabia's Minister of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources, on behalf of the CSLF, discuss the importance of CCS as a technology pathway to deliver national climate targets. View letter.

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This Declaration represents the first step in the process of implementing Action 9 of the European Union's (EU's) SET-Plan dedicated to renewing efforts to demonstrate carbon capture and storage in the EU and developing sustainable solutions for carbon capture and use. View document.

CSLF Members

Learn about members and their participation.

  Members of the CSLF
  Members of the European Commission not individually represented in the CSLF