Event Date and Location: 
September 19–23, 2011, Beijing, China

The CSLF held its 4th Ministerial Meeting in Beijing, China, on September 19-23, 2011. The highlight of the meeting was the Ministerial Conference on September 22nd. Energy and Environment Ministers who attended the Conference endorsed carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies (CCUS) as one of the low carbon technology options critical to the global quest to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere. In addition to calling for additional CCUS projects on a global scale, the CSLF Ministers:

  • Agreed to extend and amend the CSLF Charter to include facilitation and deployment of technologies for utilization of captured carbon dioxide;
  • Welcomed additional international collaborations on CCUS through the International Energy Agency, Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute, the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and multilateral financial institutions;
  • Supported strategies for the CSLF to resolve barriers for successful implementation of CCUS projects at a time of significant global economic challenge; and
  • Strongly encouraged continued involvement of stakeholders from industry, academia, and society in the CSLF and its activities.

Ministers recognized the success of the CSLF in providing governments with an international forum to collaborate and create shared commitments to CCUS research, development, demonstration and deployment, including ongoing CSLF initiatives to:

  • Share information internationally on important CCUS projects;
  • Build the capacity for CCUS in the developing country CSLF Members;
  • Explore methods for financing CCUS projects, particularly in developing countries; and
  • Develop global roadmaps for research, development and demonstration of CCUS technologies.

The Ministers also applauded the decision at Cancun in 2010 to recognize Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) as a measure in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and called upon delegates to the November 2011 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 17/CMP 7) in Durban, South Africa, to "recognize the key role of CCS as a low carbon technology in mitigating climate change and to expedite the inclusion of CCS as a measure in the CDM and in other appropriate financial mechanisms created to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions".

Other key results from the Meeting included:

  • Announcement of funding for 12 projects in the CSLF Capacity Building Initiative;
  • Recognition of six new collaborative projects; and
  • Launch of the 2011 CSLF Technology Roadmap.

Communiqués from the Ministerial Meeting

Meeting Documents and Presentations

Policy Group Meeting (September 20-21, 2011)

Task Force Reports

Updates from Collaborating International Organizations   

CSLF Planning

Technical Group Meeting (September 20-21, 2011)

Presentations of Projects Nominated for CSLF Recognition

Task Force Reports

Collaborations with Other International Organizations

CSLF Planning

Joint Policy and Technical Group Meeting (September 23, 2011)

Stakeholders Forum (September 21, 2011)

Ministerial Conference (September 22, 2011)

Task Force Meetings

Projects Interaction and Review Team (PIRT)   

Presentations of Projects Nominated for CSLF Recognition

Task Force to Assess Progress on Issues Afffecting CCS

Risk Assessment Task Force (RATF)    

Capacity Building Task Force    

Financing CCS Task Force   

CCS in the Academic Community Task Force