Applying for membership

Eligibility Criteria

Membership is available to governments, corporations and organisations who can demonstrate a legitimate interest in the advancement of CCS, where they:

  • have demonstrated that they will make a material contribution to the fulfilment of the objectives of the Institute, or are likely to make such a contribution; and
  • carry on a business or activity where the advancement of CCS is not merely incidental to its core business or activities.

Membership Information and Enquiries

In March 2013, the Global CCS Institute released its Five-Year Strategic Plan: Accelerating CCS 2013-2017 following an extensive period of consultation with Members. This Plan laid the foundation for the Institute’s future direction, including that the Institute Membership would in future be transitioning to a fee-based structure, which commenced in January 2015. A mid-period review of the Plan, Five-Year Strategic Plan: June 2015 Update, confirmed the overall strategic framework.

If you have any questions regarding membership of the Global CCS Institute, or would like to become a Member, please contact

For existing Institute Members, the following form must be completed in full and submitted to change the Nominated Representative, or to provide additional Representatives:

Member representative update form

Application Process

As per the Institute’s Constitution, applications for Membership are assessed by the Institute’s International Board of Directors.

The processing time for applications will depend on the date applications are received, and the date of the next Board meeting.

The full statement of membership criteria and the assessment process is detailed within:

The Global CCS Institute’s Constitution.