20 years of carbon capture and storage: accelerating future deployment

A new IEA publication highlights the critical role that carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies can play in meeting the climate goals set out in the Paris Agreement. The report, 20 years of CCS: Accelerating Future Deployment, reviews progress with CCS technologies over the past two decades and examines their role in limiting gains in global temperature to 2oC or less. CCS today is the only technology able to significantly reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants operating or under construction around the world. CCS is also one of the few technologies that can address emissions from industrial processes, including the production of steel, cement and chemicals.