Elsevier's IGGC publishes special issue on CO2 capture and storage

Sep 20 2015

Elsevier and the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG) have published a special issue of the International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control on CCS.

The special issue marks the 10th year anniversary of the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on CO2 Capture and Storage (SRCCS), and outlines the significant progress made in this field in the last 10 years. 

The issue indicates that the science and the technologies supporting CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS) as a climate change mitigation tool have experienced a great advance, enabling more accurate estimations of the impacts, risks and cost associated with large CCS projects. The reviews presented in the issue suggest that no longer should CCS be regarded merely as a bridging technology, but rather that capture and geological storage of CO2 is truly ready for large scale deployment, and will be an important tool for combatting climate change. This is a timely discussion ahead of the forthcoming 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP-21), 7- 8 December, 2015. 

John Gale, Editor in Chief of IJGGC, and General Manager of the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme said, "This Special Issue should reinforce in the stakeholders minds that CCS is a technology that is mature the risks are quantified and there are no barriers to prevent its wide spread take up." 

Richard Horton, Editor in Chief of the Lancet, who is leading Elsevier's sustainability agenda added, "Responding effectively to climate change offers one of the greatest opportunities to improve the health of billions of people worldwide. The health dividend of climate action should be enthusiastically embraced by all countries." 

The 17 review articles included in this issue will be freely available to read on ScienceDirect until December 31.

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