With the urgent need to decarbonize society, carbon capture and storage (CCS), capturing carbon from refineries, power plants, factories, etc. and stores it underground, is getting attention. However, CCS does not capture all CO2, and even when storing it, there is no guarantee that it can be stored stably over a long period of time. There are also concerns about high costs and environmental and health impacts.

In Japan, the government and companies are considering to transport CO2 that captured in Japan to the other countries and store them there as the possibility of storing CO2 domestically is low. Transferring the responsibility for the CO2 they produce onto other countries, especially developing countries is simply a grave injustice.


Briefing: What is the CCS Business Act? Why is it Problematic?


Press release: CSO demands both the Japanese and Malaysian government not to promote CCS – Exporting CO2 from Japan to Malaysia is Carbon Colonialism