The International Centre for Sustainable Carbon

We are a technology collaboration programme, organised under the auspices of the International Energy Agency.

We are supported financially by national governments (contracting parties) and by corporate industrial organisations (sponsors).

Our mission

We are dedicated to providing independent information and analysis on how coal can become a cleaner source of energy, compatible with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

We promote best practice in all aspects of coal production, transport, processing and utilisation. We address the role of coal in the energy trilemma and the need to balance security of supply, affordability and environmental issues. Our work is focused on reducing emissions of CO2 and other pollutants from coal use through high efficiency, low emissions (HELE) technologies. In the future, this must include carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) to reach the two degrees target agreed at COP 21.

Our role

Our organisation is non-profit making and is funded primarily by member subscription.

What we do:

  • Reports and reviews on technological developments for the cleaner use of coal, and on relevant markets and policies
  • Extensive outreach activities, particularly in developing and industrialising countries,
  • Facilitate research and development
  • Support industry professionals through workshops and conferences
  • Provide expert advice to our members
  • Encourage the use of our resources.

We are based in London with a team of engineers, scientists and other experts. All information and advice is impartial and free from political or commercial influence. Please see our terms of use for further details.

Our relationship to the IEA

The IEA (International Energy Agency) examines the full spectrum of energy issues including oil, gas and coal supply and demand, renewable energy technologies, electricity markets, energy efficiency, access to energy and much more. Through its work, the IEA advocates policies that will enhance the reliability, affordability and sustainability of energy in its 30 member countries and beyond.

Technology Collaboration Programme

Disclaimer: The International Centre for Sustainable Carbon is part of a network of autonomous collaborative partnerships focused on a wide range of energy technologies known as Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs). The TCPs are organised under the auspices of the International Energy Agency (IEA), but the TCPs are functionally and legally autonomous. Views, findings and publications of the International Centre for Sustainable Carbon do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the IEA Secretariat or its individual member countries.