Sustainable development is the goal of our time. Humanity must aspire to preserve peace, eliminate extreme poverty, achieve global social trust and inclusion, and economic progress while not only preserving the environment but facing the challenges that our energy-hungry way of life had aggravated. The path to achieving the sustainable development goals is challenging, but still, a path where technology, cooperation, and regulations play a key role. In the following, we discuss one key technology, carbon capture and storage (CCS), that is set to contribute to the world’s sustainable development and is a focus in Europe’s path. Its success depends not only on investments and technology deployment but on multi-industry and government cooperation, long-term planning, and innovation.

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