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A Pathway for Carbon Capture and Storage in Iran: An International Climate Change Law Perspective

Reza Maddahi


Developing countries that are rich in fossil fuels are now designing their climate mitigation plans with carbon capture and storage specifically in mind. These techniques allow them to utilize their fossil fuel-based revenue while also complying with their mitigation commitments. Carbon capture and storage, which are ideally supposed to be deployed in developing countries, with financial support for doing so coming from developed countries, has been proposed by Iran in its intended nationally determined contribution. This article explains the opportunities open to Iran, as a developing country, for the implementation of carbon capture and storage in the event that it ratifies the Paris Agreement. There are number of mechanisms and bodies under the UN climate regime that would help carbon capture and storage get off the ground in Iran, of which the Climate Technology Centre and Network and the Green Climate Fund are the most obvious. Article 6 also has great potential for carbon capture and storage within the Paris Agreement regime. Iran could harness the opportunities available under the Agreement, provided its national Parliament ratifies it: something that has not happened so far due to political controversies.

LLB (University of Guilan) LL.M. (Mofid University); Researcher in International Law, Centre for Climate, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL), Law School, University of Eastern Finland. For Correspondence: <>


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