In the latest Emirates Diplomatic Academy’s EDA Insight, UAE-based energy expert Robin Mills discusses ways to enhance global governance of carbon capture and storage (CCS), and proposes ways for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries to support this cooperation. Titled, Global Governance of Carbon Capture and Storage: Role for the GCC?, the Insight also examines the extent to which limited progress in CCS is due to inadequacies in the global governance framework, and suggests how governance can be strengthened and how interested parties can push for such improvements.
The Insight finds that numerous multinational and international organisations are engaged in CCS in different ways, including through research, advocacy, funding and deployment. It suggests that the GCC states, with the UAE and Saudi Arabia taking the lead, could cooperate with a small number of key CCS partners and a wider group of interested parties, with the ultimate aim of forming a ‘CCS club’ of countries with consistent and somewhat harmonised policies supportive of development of the CCS industry on a self-sustaining basis.
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