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Who We Are
The Global CCS Institute accelerates carbon capture and storage, a vital technology to tackle climate change and provide energy security.
The Institute advocates for CCS as one of the options required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, both from power generation and industrial sources. It shares information from its international Membership, while building capacity to ensure that CCS can become a widely-used technology as quickly as possible.
The Institute brings together projects, policy-makers and researchers to overcome challenges facing CCS. From there, it creates channels through which to learn from each other, ensuring a smooth and rapid roll-out of this important technology.
The Institute uses the lessons learnt by CCS projects around the world to provide information to a broader audience, thus enhancing the understanding of technical, economic, financial, commercial, and engagement issues facing CCS.
In aid of this, the Institute hosts a progressive digital knowledge sharing platform to assist its Members and the broader CCS community to network, collaborate and share information more effectively. This platform also provides the opportunity to directly contribute CCS ‘know how’, and build a repository for project experience and other CCS information.
The Institute also works to bridge knowledge gaps between CCS demonstration projects, whereby it develops and implements project-specific solutions, benefiting many early-stage projects.
In aid of this, the Institute maintains a comprehensive view of developing CCS demonstration projects, their progress and barriers. The Institute uses analysis of this database as guidance in support of its other activities.
The Institute uses facts to inform and influence domestic and international low-carbon policy, as well as increasing the awareness of the benefits of CCS and the role it plays.
A major piece of our work in this area is the annual publication of the Global Status of CCS, a report constituting the only existing ‘stocktake’ of CCS projects and their developments, worldwide.
The Institute has built a collaborative international Membership, made up of 374 government, industry, non-government and research organisations from around the world. The Institute’s Membership covers more than 80 per cent of the world’s CO2 emissions from energy and industrial sources.
Members influence the Institute’s work program through regular meetings, participation on committees, and direct engagement. They also directly benefit from the activities which will shape and influence the prospects for CCS.
The Institute has a number of active partnerships in place with key players in the CCS arena, including the International Energy Agency (IEA), Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank, The Climate Group, Clinton Climate Initiative, and Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF).
Through these partnerships, the Institute extends its influence in addressing challenges facing the commercialisation of CCS.
Progress report on activities
Download the Institute’s Progress report on activities for the period 1 July – 30 November 2011.
Download the Institute's Progress report on activities for the period 1 December 2011 – 16 April 2012.