New IPCC report underscores ‘critical’ role of carbon capture in meeting climate goals


In a report released yesterday, April 5th, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reaffirmed the importance of carbon capture and removal in meeting 2050 climate goals as set out by the Paris Agreement.

The report, entitled WGIII Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change, intends to outline the essential role that carbon capture and removal technologies must play in managing emissions from existing industrial facilities and power plants. 

Commenting on the report, Madelyn Morrison, External Affairs Manager, Carbon Capture Coalition (CCC) emphasised the importance of using such technology to offset emissions from hard-to-abate heavy industry, aviation and other sectors before eventually removing legacy carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the atmosphere. 

“To achieve carbon capture and removal at climate scale, Congress must deliver the full portfolio of federal policy support for carbon management in any forthcoming budget reconciliation legislation,” she added. 

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