Exploring Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage in the Indian Context

A circular carbon economy (CCE) model aims to manage the carbon in the system as opposed to solely working towards its elimination. This policy brief focuses on the carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) component of such a model in the context of India. It highlights the relevance of this technology and discusses the global status of the same. This paper attempts to understand CCUS policies in some of the leading G20 countries that have been working in this field and draws possible lessons for India. It discusses India’s involvement so far in pursuing this mitigation pathway and also details out the policy framework and programmes adopted in the United Kingdom and China to accelerate the deployment of these technologies. Some of the potential barriers to CCUS have been identified along with possible avenues for G20 engagement and next steps.