Institute updates

The issuance of a ministerial communiqué affirming carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) as an essential response to climate change marked the conclusion of the fifth meeting of the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) ministers, held on 5–7 November in Washington, DC.

About 250 participants from 20 countries took part in the Forum, where country delegates pledged to take “necessary actions individually and collaboratively to promote the further development and deployment of CCS”.

The Institute participated in the first workshop about cooperation on carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage (CCS) among the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) held at the CPLP headquarters in Lisbon on 19–20 September 2013.

The climate talks explored more than 156 negotiating issues within the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), and sought from the COP and CMP around 56 decisions. The Ad hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) also met to further discuss the 2015 agreement.