Carbon Capture and Storage in Europe

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is an important component of national, European and global strategies to tackle climate change. It reduces greenhouse gas emissions by capturing the CO2 generated by large point sources before it is released to the atmosphere, and then transporting it to a secure underground storage facility.

EASAC report "Carbon Capture and Storage in Europe"
Image: European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC)

A new report of the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) examines the challenges that must be addressed to secure CCS as a viable component of strategies to mitigate climate change, and consequently to consider what contribution it may make in Europe until 2050.

The report addresses the following issues: EU policy context, capturing CO2, transporting CO2, storing CO2, alternative approaches, public perception and engagement.

Edition / Volume: EASAC Policy Report, 20
Pages: v, 86
Standard identifier: 978-3-8047-3180-6


  • Europe