The IEA engages with both IEA member and non-member countries on CCS legal and regulatory issues, with the objective of supporting the development of national-level CCS regulatory frameworks required for the safe and effective scale-up of CCS technology. This work forms part of the IEA CCS Unit’s broader outreach programme, which aims to assist countries in identifying and addressing national CCS priorities. All outreach activities are driven by host country needs and are undertaken only with the engagement and agreement of the host government.
Recent IEA CCS legal and regulatory engagement includes:
IEA-Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (Directorate General Oil and Gas) CCS legal and regulatory working meeting, Jakarta, Indonesia, 28 July 2011
On 28 July 2011, the IEA hosted a CCS legal and regulatory working meeting with the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (Directorate General Oil and Gas) in Jakarta, Indonesia. The aim of the working meeting was to support the Indonesian government’s efforts in developing CCS regulation and associated policies. The working meeting addressed this aim by bringing together key Indonesian government stakeholders, regulators from countries advanced in CCS regulation and other experts, to: share experience and knowledge around some of the most challenging CCS legal and regulatory issues; and discuss and work through key technical issues relevant to CCS regulation and policy, as identified by Indonesian CCS agencies. The first half of the meeting provided an update on legal and regulatory developments in Indonesia, internationally and in a number of specific jurisdictions advanced in CCS regulation. The second half of the day involved focused discussions around four key CCS issues selected by the Indonesian government, both legal and technical.
IEA-South African Department of Energy-South African Centre for CCS CCS legal and regulatory workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa, 7 April 2011
The IEA hosted a CCS legal and regulatory workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa on 7 April 2011, together with the South African Department of Energy and South African Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage. The workshop provided an update on the current status of CCS legal and regulatory developments in South Africa and globally, building on significant momentum in this area over the last six months, and identified potential next steps for South Africa. The workshop was attended by a broad range of South African CCS stakeholders from government, industry and NGOs and by international experts from a number of different countries.
IEA-Malaysian Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water CCS roundtable, Putrajaya, 21 March 2011
The IEA co-hosted a CCS roundtable in Putrajaya, Malaysia on 21 March 2011 with the Malaysian Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA). The aim of the roundtable was to explore: the current status of CCS globally, including legal and regulatory developments; the status of the technology in Malaysia; and potential next steps for CCS development in Malaysia. The roundtable was attended by officials from a number of government ministries as well as key industry stakeholders such as the national oil and gas company Petronas and the national utility company Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).