Carbon Capture and Storage in the CDM: Finding its Place Among Climate Mitigation

Meinhard Doelle


The climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa, concluded seven years of international negotiations on the role of carbon capture and storage in the Clean Development Mechanism. This article considers the resulting Durban CCS rules in light of the state of CCS technologies, their place among the range of climate mitigation options, and the resulting challenges, opportunities, and uncertainties surrounding the role of CCS. Eight principles that should guide the use of CCS in the CDM are proposed, and the Durban rules are assessed against them.

co-author: Emily Lukaweski


Environmental Law; International Law

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