Capture and store

15 October 2012

Carbon Capture and Storage book

The launch of a major report - co-authored by a UCT scholar - was one of the highlights at a workshop on carbon capture and storage hosted in Cape Town in September.

The report covered similar ground to that raised at the event, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in South Africa: Towards a Lower Carbon Economy - Prospects and Challenges. This was hosted by the Institute of Marine and Environmental Law (IMEL) and the African Climate and Development Initiative at UCT, and the Carbon Capture and Storage Programme at University College London.

At the gathering, delegates discussed the viability of and challenges for carbon capture and storage - capturing carbon dioxide released from industrial processes and injecting it, in liquid form, into geological formations deep underground - in South Africa, musing on the technical as well as legal and regulatory challenges.

Suitably titled Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS): Towards a regulatory and legal regime in South Africa, the report hopes to pave the way forward as South Africa weighs up CCS as a mitigation option.

The report is authored by IMEL's Professor Jan Glazewski, with Andrew Gilder of law firm Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs and legal consultant Ernesta Swanepoel.

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