Dedicated CCS legislation

6th September 2012

Topic(s): Liability, Permitting, Policy law and regulation

International policy makers are increasingly viewing CCS technology as an appealing climate change mitigation option. However, as yet there is no overarching international agreement or regulatory framework governing the 'full-chain' of CCS activities, either onshore or offshore.

Various amendments have been made to the international and regional marine agreements, as well as proposals for new accounting methodologies under the international climate change agreements. As things progress, with many jurisdictions seeking to develop similar regulatory frameworks, it will be important to monitor the relationship between international, supranational, national and sub-national legislation.

1. EU Directive on the geological storage of CO2 (2009/31/EC)
EU Member States have an obligation under EU law to transpose the provisions of the CCS Directive into national law and must communicate the text of any such laws and other administrative measures to the European Commission. The deadline for communication specified in the Directive was 25 June 2011.

2. Australian CCS legislation
CCS legislation in the Australian context. 

3. Canadian CCS legislation
CCS legislation in Canada.

4. Danish CCS legislation
CCS legislation in Denmark.

5. French CCS legislation
CCS legislation in France.

6. German CCS legislation
CCS legislation in Germany. 

7. Norwegian CCS legislation
CCS legislation in Norway.

8. Dutch CCS legislation
CCS legislation in The Netherlands.

9. United Kingdom CCS legislation
CCS legislation in the UK including:


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