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UNFCCC Releases India’s Submission on CCS under the CDM

25 April 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released India's submission containing its views on certain aspects of the eligibility of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) in geological formations as Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project activities (FCCC/SBSTA/2012/MISC.8/Add.1).

India's submission was made in response to a request by the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 7) for parties and admitted observer organizations to submit their views on: the eligibility of CCS project activities involving transport of carbon dioxide from one country to another or involving geological storage sites that are located in more than one country; and the establishment of a global reserve of certified emission reductions (CERs) for CCS project activities. Three submissions from Denmark and the European Commission on behalf of the EU, Nauru on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), and Pakistan, have previously been received by the Secretariat on this issue (FCCC/SBSTA/2012/MISC.8).

India's submission, together with the previous submissions, will be considered by the 36th session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), which will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 14-25 May 2012. [Publication: India's Submission on CCS under the CDM] [IISD RS Post on the Three Other Submissions]