Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage: Separating Fact From Fiction

by Andrew Isaacs, Natàlia Costa i Coromina, and Aditya Aggarwal

In 1992, 179 countries effectively agreed to end the fossil-fuel age at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. Yet thirty years later, the Earth Summit’s 'new blueprint for international action' had not stopped the increase of long-lived greenhouse-gas concentrations. In 2022, the United Nations stated 'carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) can play a significant role in mitigating carbon emissions.' Some climate experts considered CCUS necessary for reaching net-zero Greenhouse gas emissions. Others thought technology and infrastructure were too nascent to make a difference. Had decades-old pledges to stop fossil fuel use been replaced by capturing emissions?

Learning Objectives

1) Understand the business, social, and ethical issues with corporate climate commitments that incorporate CCUS. 2) Explore the liability issues associated with CCUS pledges.


Pub Date: January 1, 2023

Discipline: Corporate Social Responsibility

Subjects: Green marketing, Green business, Environmental performance, Environmental responsibility, Environmental stewardship, Environmental sustainability, Greenpeace, Carbon emissions

Product #: B6027-PDF-ENG

Industry: Energy & Natural Resources

Geography: United States, California, Texas, United Kingdom

Length: 5 page(s)

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