Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF)


Name of initiative Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF)
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
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Starting year 2003
End year
Secretariat Richard Lynch;
Organisational structure
Geographical coverage Global, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and The Caribbean, Africa, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America
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Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) is a Ministerial-level international climate change initiative that is focused on the development of improved cost-effective technologies for the separation and capture of carbon dioxide (CCS) for its transport and long-term safe storage. The mission of the CSLF is to facilitate the development and deployment of such technologies via collaborative efforts that address key technical, economic, and environmental obstacles. The CSLF will also promote awareness and champion legal, regulatory, financial, and institutional environments conducive to such technologies.

The CSLF is currently comprised of 26 members, including 25 countries and the European Commission. CSLF member countries represent over 3.5 billion people, or approximately 60% of the world's population. Unless otherwise determined by the Members, any costs arising from the activities contemplated by the CSLF Charter are to be borne by the Member that incurs them. Each Member's participation in CSLF activities is subject to the availability of funds, personnel, and other resources.

Objectives The CSLF Charter, established in 2003, establishes a broad outline for cooperation with the purpose of facilitating development of cost-effective techniques for capture and safe long-term storage of CO2, while making these technologies available internationally.

The CSLF will seek to: Identify key obstacles to achieving improved technological capacity, Identify potential areas of multilateral collaborations on carbon separation, capture, transport and storage technologies, Foster collaborative research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) projects reflecting Members' priorities, Identify potential issues relating to the treatment of intellectual property, Establish guidelines for the collaborations and reporting of their results, Assess regularly the progress of collaborative R&D projects and make recommendations on the direction of such projects, Establish and regularly assess an inventory of the potential areas of needed research, Organize collaboration with all sectors of the international research community, including industry, academia, government and non-government organizations, The CSLF is also intended to complement ongoing international cooperation in this area, Develop strategies to address issues of public perception, and Conduct such other activities to advance achievement of the CSLF's purpose as the Members may determine.

Activities The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) promotes collaborative research, development, and demonstration projects that reflect members’ priorities. Collaborative projects of any type consistent with Article 1 of the CSLF Charter may be recognized by the CSLF. This specifically includes projects that exhibit the following:

Information exchange and networking, Planning and road-mapping, Facilitation of collaboration, Research and development, Demonstrations, or Other issues as indicated in Article 1 of the CSLF Charter.

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Technical dialogue, Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Policy planning and recommendations, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Knowledge production and innovation
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Participants Number Names
Members 26  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 26 Australia,  Brazil,  Canada,  China,  Czech Republic,  EU,  France,  Germany,  Greece,  India,  Italy,  Japan,  South Korea,  Mexico,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Norway,  Poland,  Romania,  Russia,  Saudi Arabia,  Serbia,  South Africa,  United Arab Emirates,  United Kingdom,  USA.
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators Yes


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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