Durban: path cleared for including CCS in CDM

Kyoto carbon credits from carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects in developing countries will soon become a reality after international climate negotiators in Durban agreed on implementation modalities and other outstanding issues.

A final text has yet to appear but the negotiators were jubilant over the breakthrough. Carbon capture's inclusion in Kyoto's clean development mechanism (CDM) was agreed in Cancún but only on condition a list of specific issues could be resolved.

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