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The European Green Deal: New opportunities to scale up carbon capture and storage
The European Green Deal: New opportunities to scale up carbon capture and storage

27th February 2020

Organisation(s): Global CCS Institute

Topic(s): Carbon capture, Carbon removal, ccs, Law and regulation, Policy

The recent reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the Commission vision for a climate neutral Europe , have mobilised support for climate neutrality by 2050 by most EU Member States. Balancing sources and sinks by 2050, and from that point onwards achieving net negative emissions, can only be delivered through a major economy-wide transformation and by substantially stepping up the use of all climate change mitigation and carbon removal technologies. The European Green Deal as the new big European project is an enormous challenge but also an opportunity to lead by example and transform the European economy.

This overview takes a closer look at the European Green Deal with its extensive list of initiatives, and highlights what to watch out for in the coming days, months and years regarding low carbon technologies like carbon capture and storage (CCS). This paper explores how climate targets, governance, just transition, carbon border adjustment, industrial strategy, hydrogen, financing and infrastructure can support CCS technologies. The second part of the paper highlights the three main challenges for CCS in the existing legislation that need to be considered in the upcoming wave of revisions and new initiatives.

It’s a snapshot of where we are as of February 2020, with a list of initiatives and processes to choose from when engaging with policymakers and stakeholders.

This piece was authored by Eve Tamme, Senior Advisor for Climate Change Policy at the Global CCS Institute.

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Content and material featured within this section of our website includes reports and research published by third parties. The content and material may include opinions and recommendations of third parties that do not reflect those held by the Global CCS Institute.

CCS Policy Indicator (CCS-PI)
CCS Policy Indicator (CCS-PI)

16th October 2018

Organisation(s): Global CCS Institute

Topic(s): Carbon capture, Economics, Law and regulation, Policy, Project financing, Use and storage (CCUS)

Government policy, given effect through law and the allocation of public resources, is critical to achieving climate targets. It plays a material role in determining the return on investment for any climate mitigation technology making confidence in government policy a pre-requisite of investment.

The CCS-PI tracks the development of government policy to accelerate the deployment of CCS as an essential climate mitigation technology in over 100 countries.

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Content and material featured within this section of our website includes reports and research published by third parties. The content and material may include opinions and recommendations of third parties that do not reflect those held by the Global CCS Institute.

The Carbon Capture and Storage Readiness Index 2018: Is the world ready for carbon capture and storage?
The Carbon Capture and Storage Readiness Index 2018: Is the world ready for carbon capture and storage?

16th October 2018

Topic(s): Carbon capture, Economics, Law and regulation, Policy, Use and storage (CCUS)

Collectively, our three Indicator Reports 2018 form a further, criteria-based assessment known as the CCS Readiness Index, or CCS-RI. The 2018 CCS-RI examines over 50 countries using 70 discrete criteria and enables a comparative assessment of countries globally.

Clear from the 2018 assessment is that greater effort is required to deploy CCS at the scale necessary to meet climate change mitigation ambitions.

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Content and material featured within this section of our website includes reports and research published by third parties. The content and material may include opinions and recommendations of third parties that do not reflect those held by the Global CCS Institute.

Legal & Regulatory Indicator (CCS-LRI)
Legal & Regulatory Indicator (CCS-LRI)

16th October 2018

Topic(s): Carbon capture, Law and regulation, Policy, Use and storage (CCUS)

Law and regulation remains a critical element of a government’s policy response to support the development and deployment of CCS. Robust legal and regulatory frameworks provide certainty for businesses eager to engage in innovation, and the deployment of CCS.

The CCS-LRI offers a detailed examination and assessment of national legal and regulatory frameworks in 55 countries and examines a range of legal and regulatory factors likely to be critical for the regulation of the technology.

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Content and material featured within this section of our website includes reports and research published by third parties. The content and material may include opinions and recommendations of third parties that do not reflect those held by the Global CCS Institute.

CCS Storage Indicator (CCS-SI)
CCS Storage Indicator (CCS-SI)

16th October 2018

Topic(s): Capacity development, Carbon capture, Law and regulation, Policy, Use and storage (CCUS)

The availability of storage resources is the ultimate pre-requisite for CCS deployment. For global CCS deployment, each country needs to know where, and how much, CO2 can be stored. Each nation needs to characterise, explore and appraise a national portfolio of accessible, commercially-viable storage sites ready for CCS Facilities.

The CCS-SI tracks the development of storage resources for 80 countries. The 2018 scores confirm an overall improvement since the 2015 CCS-SI with twelve nations having mature, or near-mature, storage resources to enable wide-scale CCS.

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Content and material featured within this section of our website includes reports and research published by third parties. The content and material may include opinions and recommendations of third parties that do not reflect those held by the Global CCS Institute.

Legal liability and carbon capture and storage: a comparative perspective
Legal liability and carbon capture and storage: a comparative perspective

1st October 2014

Topic(s): Carbon capture, CO2 storage, Law and regulation, Liability, Policy, Use and storage (CCUS)

Legal liability issues remain critically important for the commercial development of carbon capture and storage (CCS). This co-authored report by Global CCS Institute and University College London largely focusses on the storage aspect of the CCS process. Storage is where the most distinctive liability challenges lie, largely due to the long time-scales involved.

The authors address three types of legal liability:

  1. Civil liability where third parties who have suffered harm seek compensation or a court order.
  2. Administrative liability where authorities are given powers to serve some form of enforcement or clean-up order.
  3. Emissions trading liability where an emissions trading regime provides a benefit for CO2 storage and an accounting mechanism is in place should there be subsequent leakage.

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The content within the Global CCS Institute Publications, Reports and Research Library is provided for information purposes only. We make every effort and take reasonable care to keep the content of this section up-to-date and error-free. However, we make no claim as to its accuracy, currency or reliability.

Content and material featured within this section of our website includes reports and research published by third parties. The content and material may include opinions and recommendations of third parties that do not reflect those held by the Global CCS Institute.

Global CCS Institute submission to: the European Commission’s evaluation process of the Directive on the Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide Directive 2009/31/EC
Global CCS Institute submission to: the European Commission’s evaluation process of the Directive on the Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide Directive 2009/31/EC

27th August 2014

Topic(s): Carbon capture, CO2 storage, Law and regulation, Policy, Use and storage (CCUS)

This submission by the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (the Institute) is in response to the European Commission’s (EC) request for stakeholders to participate in the review of the application of the EU Directive 2009/31/EC (CCS Directive) on the geological storage of CO2 and to provide an assessment of the state of CCS deployment and enabling policy in Europe.

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Content and material featured within this section of our website includes reports and research published by third parties. The content and material may include opinions and recommendations of third parties that do not reflect those held by the Global CCS Institute.

Carbon capture and storage regulatory test toolkit for Victoria, Australia: outcomes and recommendations
Carbon capture and storage regulatory test toolkit for Victoria, Australia: outcomes and recommendations

19th November 2013

Topic(s): Carbon capture, Law and regulation, Policy, Public engagement, Use and storage (CCUS)

In 2013, the Victorian and Australian governments, in collaboration with the Global CCS Institute, deployed the Institute’s CCS Regulatory Test Toolkit (the toolkit) for the first time in Australia. The toolkit is a regulatory test exercise that aims to help governments establish whether their carbon capture and storage (CCS) legislative and regulatory frameworks are fit for purpose, providing a low-cost, low-risk approach to testing regional and national legislation and regulatory systems for CCS projects. The toolkit was originally developed for the Scottish Government and sponsored by the Global CCS Institute. It has since been deployed in jurisdictions such as Romania, Trinidad and Tobago, and Malaysia.

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Content and material featured within this section of our website includes reports and research published by third parties. The content and material may include opinions and recommendations of third parties that do not reflect those held by the Global CCS Institute.

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