Centre for Law and Environment


New paper: spatial planning for offshore carbon dioxide storage

18 October 2012

Centre members Ben Milligan and Chiara Armeni have recently completed a paper entitled ‘Marine spatial planning for emerging marine activities: a case study of law and policy concerning offshore carbon storage in the United Kingdom’. Ben Milligan presented the paper at the 7th Conference of the Advisory Board on the Law of the Sea (Monaco, 3 – 5 October 2012), which is convened by the International Hydrographic Organisation and the International Association of Geodesy.

The paper identifies key design features of the United Kingdom’s framework for marine permitting and spatial planning, appraising the extent to which they enable orderly deployment of offshore CO2 storage technology. The paper and accompanying presentation will be published on the conference website.

See here for an overview of the Centre’s Carbon Capture Legal Programme.