Carbon Capture and Storage in the CDM

About this report

This report assesses the policy questions as highlighted in the relevant COP/MOP 2 decision, particularly leaks (or seepage) and permanence for geological storage, project boundaries and liability issues, and leakage, as well as a few others raised by some parties. Since any emissions or leaks during the separation, capture and transport phases would occur during the crediting period of the project (and would therefore be accounted for as project emissions), the report focuses its analyses for leaks and liability on storage, as it is in this part of the carbon capture and storage process that long-term leaks could occur.