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The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) is a
Ministerial-level international climate change initiative that is focused on
the development of improved cost-effective technologies for the separation and
capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) for its transport and long-term safe storage.
The mission of the CSLF is to facilitate the development and deployment of
such technologies via collaborative efforts that address key technical,
economic, and environmental obstacles. The CSLF will also promote awareness
and champion legal, regulatory, financial, and institutional environments
conducive to such technologies. The CSLF Charter, established in 2003,
establishes a broad outline for cooperation with the purpose of facilitating
development of cost-effective techniques for capture and safe long-term
storage of CO2, while making these technologies available internationally.
The CSLF is currently comprised of 24 members, including 23 countries and
the European Commission. Membership is open to national governmental
entities that are significant producers or users of fossil fuels and that
have a commitment to invest resources in research, development and
demonstration activities in CO2 capture and storage technologies. Members engage in coordinated and cooperative
technology development aimed at enabling the early and on-going reduction of
CO2 which constitutes more than 60 percent of such
emissions – the product of electricity generation and other heavy industrial
At the second ministerial meeting, 10
joint projects were recognized. These projects range is scope and as a
whole are expected to increase our knowledge in all areas, including
technology, economics, health, safety, and the environment. Overall, they
demonstrate the breadth and richness of ongoing activities around the world
involving CO2 capture, transport and storage and should lay the foundation
for new and enhanced technology cooperation under the CSLF.
As of December 2009, the CSLF Projects webpage
listed 30 projects.
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Carbon Sequestration Leadership
Forum, "A Global Response to the Challenge of Climate Change"
At the website of the Carbon
Sequestration Leadership Forum, readers can find information about the CSLF
and its activities, including endorsed projects, papers and presentations
relevant to carbon sequestration, and links to resources of interest to the
sequestration community, including government agencies and programs of CSLF
Members, multilateral organizations, and NGOs.
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of
Fossil Energy, “Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum”
The CSLF is an international
climate change initiative that will focus on development of carbon capture
and storage technologies as a means to accomplishing long-term stabilization
of greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere. This initiative is designed to
improve carbon capture and storage technologies through coordinated research
and development with international partners and private industry. The
website provides information on the CSLF, its member countries, and details
on the joint projects that have been recognized.
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil
of Thomas D. Shope, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Fossil
Energy, before the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, Committee on
Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives", March 6, 2007
Testimony discussing the general subject
of carbon sequestration. Describes DOE's R&D program overview, regional
activities, international activities, and achievements and challenges in the
different program areas.
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