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IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme

The IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme was formed in 1991. Currently the Programme is supported by 15 member countries, the European Commission, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and 16 multi-national sponsors. Funding for the Programme is provided by the members, with individual contributions forming a common pool of research funds.


IEA Energy Technology Network

We are proud to be part of the IEA’s Energy Technology Network (IEA ETN). (More information on the IEA and its ETN can be found here: ). The IEA Energy Technology Network comprises some 39 Technology Collaboration Programmes, or TCPs for short.  The aim of the TCPs is to help to accelerate energy technology innovation by ensuring that stakeholders from both the public and private sector share knowledge, work collaboratively and, where appropriate, pool resources to deliver integrated and generate cost effective solutions.

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The IEA GHG TCP, also known as the Technology Collaboration Programme on GreenHouse Gas R&D, constitutes an autonomous and independent framework within the International Energy Agency (IEA) network, and consists of one or more IEA member country. Views, findings and publications of the IEA GHG TCP do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the IEA Secretariat or all its individual member countries. The IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme’s (TCP) task is to assess the role that technology can play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from both the power system and from industrial processes.

We do this by employing the best academic institutions and technical consultancies from around the world to undertake detailed techno-economic assessments of different technology options and how these can cost effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These we call our Technical Reports (please provide link to technical reports page).

IEAGHG publishes the results of its work on the IEAGHG web site to ensure that the knowledge generated is freely available and gets disseminated and used by all the relevant stakeholders in keeping with the IEA ETN goals.


Operating Agent

The IEAGHG Programme’s Operating Agent is IEA Environmental Projects Ltd. The Agent manages the common research funds provided by the members and is also responsible for delivering the work programme required. A small project team manages technical studies, dissemination activities and research facilitation in accordance with members’ requirements.