Tracking progress in carbon capture and storage: International Energy Agency/Global CCS Institute report to the third Clean Energy Ministerial

Organisation: Global CCS Institute, International Energy Agency (IEA)

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is recognised as being amongst the technologies with the greatest potential for achieving carbon dioxide emissions savings. In support of advancing global efforts to demonstrate and deploy large-scale integrated CCS projects, the Carbon Capture, Use and Storage Action Group (CCUS AG) presented seven substantive recommendations to Energy Ministers at the second Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM 2, Abu Dhabi, April 2011). The recommendations set out key actions in CCS financing, industrial applications, CO2 storage, regulation and knowledge sharing, aimed at closing the gap between current CCS development and deployment, and the progress required to achieve the level of ambition associated with CCS technologies.

This report provides an update of progress made by the twelve CCUS AG Governments that agreed to advance progress against the 2011 recommendations by the third CEM in London, April 2012 (CEM 3).