School of GeoSciences Research

Influencing policy

Government regulation of existing and emerging industry is a critical component of environmental protection. We are proud that governments around the world rely on our work to guide their laws and regulations.

Our internationally renowned research on carbon capture and storage (CCS) and negative emissions has underpinned the development of crucial technologies needed to deliver economy-wide decarbonisation for the UK and global industry.

We are among the world-leading researchers who have made crucial contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Reports.  These are the most comprehensive scientific reports about climate change produced worldwide. 


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Our work on climate modelling, geological extraction and permanent storage of carbon, methods of COcapture and separation, pipeline engineering, as well as on the public’s perception of CCS and viable business models, is contributing to inform policy and incentivise the deployment of CCS

Professor Stuart Haszeldine