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Carbon capture and storage in the CDM

1st December 2007

Topic(s): Carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS)

The possible inclusion of CCS projects under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) raises a number of issues, including how to deal with potential leaks of CO2 and associated permanence and liability issues, what an appropriate project boundary is, how to deal with CDM-“leakage” (i.e. emissions resulting from the project activity beyond its boundaries) and what the possible impact of including CCS would be on the broad CDM  portfolio. This paper assesses these issues.

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