Note:  M. Doelle, Professor of Law, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University <email@example.com>; E. Lukaweski, JD candidate, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University <firstname.lastname@example.org>. This research project would not have been possible without funding support from Carbon Management Canada.
Abstract: The climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa, concluded seven years of international negotiations on the role of carbon capture and storage in the Clean Development Mechanism. This article considers the resulting Durban CCS rules in light of the state of CCS technologies, their place among the range of climate mitigation options, and the resulting challenges, opportunities, and uncertainties surrounding the role of CCS. Eight principles that should guide the use of CCS in the CDM are proposed, and the Durban rules are assessed against them.