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The Institute has co-authored a summary of proceedings of the April 2012 CCS Cost Workshop, held in California, US. The document was published in support of the April 2013 meeting of the Expert Group on CCS costs, which was also held in California. The agreed work program includes efforts to improve both the transparency of CCS cost calculations and stakeholder communications associated with costs.

View the 2012 CCS Cost Workshop proceedings.

The Institute is calling for photos of CCS-related events and projects to raise the profile of CCS efforts across the world. The images would support our publications and web resources and highlight the diversity of CCS work being undertaken.

If your organisation owns images that we may use for these purposes, please email them to us, along with a caption for each image. Please include in the caption:

The CO2 Capture Project (CCP) has published its 2012 annual report, which charts its progress in identifying technologies and operational approaches to advance CO2 capture and storage.

Investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration projects is needed now to facilitate widespread deployment in the future in order to achieve significant emissions cuts, and therefore contribute to avoiding catastrophic impacts of climate change on the world’s poor.

China is rapidly emerging as an important country for the development of CCS technologies. In April 2013, this was demonstrated by the release of an official Chinese government document detailing how China would promote CCUS pilot and demonstration programs. The Institute has translated this document, which was released by the National Development and Reform Commission, the central government agency responsible for formulating and implementing strategies of national economic and social development.

This month, the Global CCS Institute took part in a carbon management conference in Calgary, Alberta, and a concurrent workshop looking at the role of storage standards in the deployment of CCS.

Global CCS Institute membership signifies a commitment to mitigating climate change and creating a future characterised by clean energy security.

This month, Members were provided an information booklet detailing the Institute’s proposed membership classifications, fees, benefits and work program consultation framework. The booklet was accompanied by our annual corporate operational plan for 2013–14.

The Institute’s website hosts more than a thousand expert reports and articles on CCS experiences and developments throughout the world, making it the most popular international CCS web resource available. As well as the English language content, many resources are provided in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and now in Arabic.

This month, the Global CCS Institute attended the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) subsidiary body meetings in Bonn, Germany.