Onshore Carbon Capture and Storage


International policy makers are increasingly viewing CCS technology as an attractive option for climate change mitigation; however, there is currently no international agreement or regulatory framework governing the 'full-chain' of CCS activities, either onshore or offshore.

Various amendments have been made to the international and regional marine agreements, as well as proposals for new accounting methodologies under the international climate change agreements. The relationship between international, supranational, national and sub-national legislation will need to be monitored, as many jurisdictions seek to develop similar regulatory frameworks.

European and Regional

EU Waste Legislation
EU Water Legislation
EU Directive on CO2 Storage


Australian Onshore Regulation: the Victorian experience