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7th Ministerial Meeting, December 3–7, 2017, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Registration closes November 24.

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 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, United Arab Emirates

Featured Publications

2017 Global Status of CCS report cover

This report by the Global Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Institute details the recent milestones reached by individual carbon capture facilities, advances in technology, and the government policy challenges facing the industry. View report.

Cover of 2017 CSLF Technology Roadmap

The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) Technology Roadmap 2017 provides recommendations to Ministers of the CSLF member countries, and their climate and energy policymakers, on technology developments that are required for carbon capture and storage (CCS) to fulfill the CSLF mission to facilitate the development and deployment of CCS technologies via collaborative efforts that address key technical, economic, and environmental obstacles. Governments have a critical role in accelerating the deployment of CCS. View roadmap

World Energy Investment 2017 cover image

This International Energy Agency report shows that global energy investment fell by 12% in 2016, the second consecutive year of decline, as increased spending on energy efficiency and electricity networks was more than offset by a continued drop in upstream oil and gas spending. View report.  


IEA GHG ANnual Review 2016 - cover thumbnail

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

Image of NRAP Tools Webpage

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.

CSLF Members

Learn about members and their participation.

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