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UNFCCC Secretariat Receives CCS Submission

UNFCCC10 December 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received a submission from Australia (FCCC/SBSTA/2009/MISC.11) on further views on issues relevant to the consideration of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) in geological formations as project activities under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

The submission consists of three attachments: a short discussion paper outlining the key issues relating to inclusion of CCS in the CDM; the core elements of a draft decision text proposal for consideration at the next session of Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) that builds on the work of other parties and seeks to identify common elements and progress consensus; and a summary of current and proposed CCS-related outreach activities to enhance the capacity of developing countries that may wish to deploy CCS in the future. The submission will be considered by the 31st session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 31). [The Submission]