Become a Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) member 

National governmental entities that are significant producers or users of fossil fuels that have a commitment to invest in carbon capture and storage (CCS) research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities can apply for CSLF membership. 

To apply, send a letter of application to the CSLF Secretariat that 

  • demonstrates the entity is a significant producer or user of fossil fuels and/or that have the potential for carbon capture; 
  • describes the entity’s existing national vision and/or plan regarding CCS technologies;
  • describes an existing national commitment to invest resources on RD&D activities in CCS technologies;
  • describes the entity’s commitment to engage the private sector in the development and deployment of CCS technologies; and 
  • describes specific projects or activities proposed that will be undertaken within the framework of the CSLF. 

The letter must be signed by the responsible Minister from the applicant country. 

The letter of application will be circulated to the members of the CSLF Policy Group for consideration. The application will then go forward for a decision at the next scheduled meeting of the Policy Group in accordance with Article 3.2 of the CSLF Charter

National governmental entities that submit a successful application will be offered membership. The offer of membership can be accepted by signing the Charter in Counterpart at the Ministerial level and delivering it to the Secretariat. (A notarized "true copy" of the signed document is acceptable in lieu of the original.) Membership is confirmed upon receipt by the Secretariat of the signed Charter. 

View sample membership package.

Become a CSLF stakeholder 

Join our stakeholder community!

Register to stay up to date on the latest CCS and CSLF developments.

While much progress has been made, moving CCS forward will require global cooperation on an unprecedented scale. This cooperation is needed to meet the challenges of advancing the technology, to reduce costs, to engage developing countries, and to collaborate with the private sector to deploy this technology. While the CSLF is a means of international collaboration by governments, collaboration at the international level between governments and industry is also vitally important.

Organizations that are affected by (and can affect) CSLF goals form an essential component of CSLF activities. Their views and contributions are important to the success of the CSLF.

Register as a member of our stakeholder community. 

Learn from the academic community 

Join our academic community!

Register to stay up to date on the latest CCS and CSLF developments.

The academic community plays a vital role to advance CCS technologies through a wide range of educational programs that support the development of the next generation of scientists, engineers, and policy makers. The CSLF's Academic Task Force  fosters and supports the CSLF mission and objectives via academic CCS research programs, international collaborations, research exchanges, networks, and summer schools. With more proactive engagement among the CCS academic community, the CSLF can facilitate international research collaborations in priority areas and leverage funding opportunities that advance the CSLF mission. 

Register as a member of our academic community. 


  • Browse our library of CCS-focused webinars, funding opportunities, academic programs, and related reports, compiled and presented by the CSLF Academic Task Force. All resources are available free of charge.