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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.