Sustainability framework for carbon capture and storage

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a mitigation option that has gained increasing interest over the past years. However, whether CCS can contribute towards sustainable development is an important but complex policy question. In this study a sustainability framework for the implementation of CCS in the energy system has been developed. Using the framework a (more objective) consideration can be made if and how CCS can contribute to a sustainable energy system. The framework has been developed in close discussion with experts on sustainability, and with the relevant stakeholders with respect to CCS.