The IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG)
The IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG) is an international collaborative research programme established in 1991 as an Implementing Agreement under the International Energy Agency (IEA).
IEAGHG studies and evaluates technologies that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions derived from the use of fossil fuels. The Programme aims to provide its members with definitive information on the role that technology can take in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The programme’s main activities are:
• To evaluate technologies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
• To help facilitate the implementation of potential mitigation options.
• To disseminate the data and results from evaluation studies.
• To help facilitate international collaborative research, development and demonstration activities (R,D&D).
Currently the Programme is supported by 16 member countries, the European Commission, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and 18 multi-national sponsors. Funding for the Programme is provided by the members, with individual contributions forming a common pool of research funds.
We work at the technical level, where we undertake new cutting edge assessments of technologies that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, especially carbon capture and storage (CCS). We do not develop policy goals or set policy targets, however, we look to support policy decisions wherever we can by the provision of unbiased evidence based information on technical issues, drawn from our research work and network activities. We have a good track record in this area in working with bodies such as the IEA, IPCC, UNFCCC, the London Convention and ISO.