The pilot project Politics, Policy and Regulation of Carbon, Capture and Storage (CCS) has received funding from Mistra – the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research ( To date, most CCS research has been dominated by technical approaches. This project fills a gap by providing a state-of the art social science analysis of CCS by taking stock of key policy options and implications on international, national and local scales aim of the research project is to provide a balanced and independent assessment of the challenges, benefits and risks associated with CCS.