Carbon Capture Legal Programme

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Carbon Capture Legal Programme

Carbon Capture Legal Programme

The Carbon Capture Legal Programme (CCLP) was set up by the University College London (UCL) in June 2007. It aims to provide a dedicated, up-to-date, open access and independent resource for the analysis of legal aspects of CCS. The Programme covers legal and policy developments in various jurisdictions, with a view to promoting informed discussion and analysis by decision makers in government, industry and the wider community.

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a new technology, which may play a significant role in strategies for dealing with climate change. With CCS, as with any technological development, it is important to ensure the adequacy of legal frameworks, either through existing laws or novel regulation.

The main output of the CCLP is now hosted with the Global CCS Institute. 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.

This open-access resource is mainly directed towards CCS experts, including lawyers, policymakers and government officials; however all legal content and analysis is provided in a simple 'plain English' format designed to benefit the wider community of environmental and energy policy professionals.

The analysis in this section was developed under the UCL Carbon Capture Legal Programme, and is reproduced with kind permission of University College London.