Determining the Social and Legal Context that Contributes to the Successful Deployment of CCS Projects

The Paris Agreement spelled out an ambitious goal to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The IEA recognizes that the gap between the goals of the Paris Agreement and efforts on the ground looms large. Carbon Capture and Sequestration is recognized by climate modelers as necessary to meet the Paris commitments in a cost effective manner. However, progress in deploying CCS technology has been slow. Barriers to CCS technology have been well documented by academic literature, however, there is less known about emerging successful CCS deployment (for example at the Boundary Dam Plant in Saskatchewan, the Petra Nova CCS plant in Texas and the Shell Quest project in Alberta). This research seeks to understand the legal and social context that has contributed to this successful CCS deployment. TO BE CONT'D

Intern: 
Osazuwa Osayomwanbor
Faculty Supervisor: 
Margot Hurlbert
Province: 
Saskatchewan
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