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Twelve Malaysian delegates will this week participate in a Global CCS Institute–sponsored study tour of Australian carbon capture and storage (CCS) sites as part of the Institute’s capacity building program for Malaysia and the Malaysia–Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

The tour has been designed to provide participants with a snapshot of key aspects of CCS and Australia’s approach to researching them, including:

The Global CCS Institute today achieved a major milestone with the release of a more regionally focused, globally connected five–year strategic plan, bringing it a step closer to becoming a fully Member-funded organisation.

CEO Brad Page said the Institute had responded to Members’ feedback by moving to a decentralised service delivery model that would strengthen its presence in three regions—the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa—and advance the CCS agenda.

China must be commended for its impressive approach to tackling the climate change challenge, including through large–scale investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, according to Global CCS Institute Chairman Professor Paul Dougas.

Speaking at the opening of the Institute’s new office in Beijing, Professor Dougas acknowledged the Chinese Government for embedding climate change policy in its industrial and economic development agenda.