The Value of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

Energy Transition Group
18 May 2020

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and numerous other credible institutions, studies, and governments have highlighted the essential role of carbon capture and storage (CCS) to economically achieving a net-zero emissions global economy.

CCS technologies are particularly important because they both avoid CO2 emissions at point sources, as well as decrease at scale the stock of CO2 emissions already in the atmosphere through carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies.

The value of CCS is analysed and discussed under two overarching themes in the report:

  • CCS is an essential climate mitigation technology.
  • CCS is a driver of economic growth and employment.


The report can be downloaded from the Global CCS Institute website (PDF 856 K)