About this report
Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) is a key technology for achieving global net-zero emissions. Although momentum for CCUS has increased in recent years, project deployment has remained relatively flat. Emerging business models open the door to new investment opportunities, and with them new challenges to overcome.
The scale-up required to reach net-zero emissions by mid-century is a major undertaking, and policy support and coordination are critical. Policymakers have a set of tools at their disposal to create the necessary conditions to foster long-term investment, allowing industry to take the next step and make CCUS a viable and sustainable commercial option. You can push it into the market.
This IEA CCUS Handbook provides governments with a policy toolkit to address comprehensive challenges to CCUS implementation. We provide an overview of existing policies that have supported CCUS project launches to date and identify key challenges to future large-scale deployments. The handbook also highlights international best practices, drawing on existing and proposed government initiatives to address these challenges.
This handbook is supported by our CCUS project database 1 and complements the IEA CCUS handbook on the legal and regulatory framework for CCUS and CO.2 Storage resources and their development.