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.


Follow CSLF to stay up to date on CCS developments:

Featured Publications

Roadmap cover showing various CCUS technologies, research, and deployment

The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) Technology Roadmap 2021 is an update of the 2017 version, based on reported progress and published documentation on carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) activities between October 2017 and February 2021. The roadmap provides recommendations to ministers of the CSLF member countries, and their climate and energy policymakers, on technology developments that are required for CCUS 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. View roadmap.

Publications from the Task Force for Monitoring Progress of the CSLF Technology Roadmap (TRM)

Cover image of the Global Status of Carbon Capture and Storage 2019 report

The Global CCS Institute's 2019 Global Status of CCS report documents important milestones for CCS over the past 12 months, its status across the world and the key opportunities and benefits the technology presents. View report.

Cover image of the 2017 CSLF Ministerial Communiqué

In this communiqué, issued at the 7th Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum Ministerial Meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, ministers underscore the importance of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) to the global clean energy transition, noting that there is a critical need for CCUS in the power sector and key opportunities for CCUS to achieve deep carbon dioxide emissions reductions from process industries such as refineries, the chemical sector, and cement and steel production. View communiqué

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.

CSLF Members

Learn about members.

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