Could CO2 capture and storage happen in developing countries? A study beyond the obvious

While industrialised countries are implementing research programmes, demonstration projects and in some cases policies that enable CCS, developing countries (either non-ECD or non-Annex I countries) are slower in adopting the technology  (Global CCS Institute, 2010). If there are efforts at all in developing countries, they are mostly on the initiative of industrialised countries, and comprise relatively shallow efforts focussed on general  awareness and the government’s ability to make regulatory decisions on CCS. Yet according to the IEA Roadmap (2009), in 2020, on the order of 50 full-scale CCS projects need to be operational in developing countries in power as well as industry – an ambitious target.