Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum
The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF), which was established in 2003, is a Ministerial-level, international climate change initiative made up of 24 member countries, the European Commission, as well as The Global CCS Institute and the IEA GHG. It is focused on the development of improved cost-effective technologies for the separation and capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) and for its transport and long-term safe storage. The purpose of the CSLF is to make these technologies broadly available internationally and to identify and address wider issues associated with CO2 capture and storage (geosequestration). The CSLF also focus on issues in the legal, regulatory, financial, and institutional realms, as well as to promote awareness within the wider community. The Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism represents Australia in the CSLF Policy Group (PG) and its associated task forces, and Geoscience Australia represents Australia in the CSLF Technical Group (TG) and its task forces. Australia is supported by The Global CCS Institute and the CO2CRC, both of which are represented by delegates in the TG and PG.