RISK ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK FOR CO2 SEQUESTRATION IN SUB-SEABED GEOLOGICAL STRUCTURES (CS-SSGS

Environment Canada (Canadian Environmental Protection Agency).

February – May 2008.

Retained to undertake comprehensive review/evaluation of international standards/laws/best practices relating to offshore marine works/dredging/waste disposal/dumping to enhance resilience of marine ecosystem to climate change impacts with emphasis on requirements under Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by the Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter(London Convention) and 1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972. 


Developed recommendations for the revision of Canadian regulatory framework, including measures to control offshore carbon capture and storage (CCS) to accord with the Risk Assessment and Management Framework for CO2 Sequestration in Sub-Seabed Geological Structures (CS-SSGS) developed by International Maritime Organization (IMO) of the United Nations and the 2006 Amendment to 1996 Protocol that regulates the sequestration of CO2 streams from CO2 capture processes in sub-seabed geological formations.

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