German Emissions Trading Authority

Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS)

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a process in which CO2 produced by combustion processes is stored in geological formations. CCS was approved at the Climate Conference in Durban in 2011 as a project type under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

The approval as a project type was preceded by years of political and methodological discussions: In 2005, three CCS methodologies were submitted to the CDM Executive Board. The Executive Board consulted the Conference of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol. A subsequent series of consultations and negotiations led to the inclusion of CCS onto the list of eligible project types in 2011.


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