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

Climate Law 3 (2012) 49-69

21 Pages Posted: 31 May 2012

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Meinhard Doelle

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law; World Maritime University (WMU); Dalhousie University - Marine and Environmental Law Institute

Emily Lukaweski

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: May 30, 2012

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Carbon Capture and Storage, CCS, UNFCCC, CDM, Clean Development Mechanism

Suggested Citation

Doelle, Meinhard and Lukaweski, Emily, Carbon Capture and Storage in the CDM: Finding its Place Among Climate Mitigation Options? (May 30, 2012). Climate Law 3 (2012) 49-69. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2070701

Meinhard Doelle (Contact Author)

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law ( email )

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Dalhousie University - Marine and Environmental Law Institute ( email )

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Emily Lukaweski

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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