Key Topics
Areas of focus in accelerating CCS

Policy, Legal and Regulation

CCS policies and appropriate regulatory and legal frameworks provide the assurances required to build public confidence in CCS. These measures support the protection of public health, safety and the environment and the effective long-term stewardship of storage sites.

Policy and regulation also provide certainty regarding the rights and responsibilities of relevant stakeholders, including project developers, governments and the community. It underpins commercial transactions related to CCS operations and performance and any associated incentive schemes.

This page draws together the most relevant reports and formal publications released by the Institute and its partner organisations, as well as blogs and other community-generated content.


Global CCS Institute Annual Review 2012: Policy and Membership

 The Institute has been active in both analysing liability issues around CCS, and in supporting jurisdictions that are developing appropriate legislation and regulations. The Institute worked as a member of a consortium developing an approach to estimating information on risks and liability based around real world projects.  The consortium includes industry representatives, such as Chevron and Southern Company, governments, including Alberta (Canada) and Wyoming (US), as well as civil society organisations such as the World Resources Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Carbon Capture Legal Programme

The Carbon Capture Legal Programme (CCLP) was set up by the University College London (UCL) in June 2007.  These pages are designed to provide a dedicated and easily accessible source of up-to-date legal and policy material as well as succinct analysis of the legal developments and issues arising from changes in the law and policy concerning CCS.  The main output of the CCLP is now hosted with the Global CCS Institute.

Carbon Capture and Storage Regulatory Test Toolkit

This toolkit has been produced by Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS) researchers on behalf of the Scottish Government and sponsored by the Global CCS Institute. It guides users through a regulatory test exercise, which provides a low-cost, low-risk approach to testing regional and national legislation and regulatory systems for CCS projects, and gaining the benefits in follow-up activities.

Community content