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Carbon Capture Coalition

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

 

Source: Reuters

 Context: Carbon Capture Coalition have challenged a United Nations (UN) document that questions the effectiveness of carbon removal technologies in combatting global warming.

 

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recognizes the need to remove billions of tonnes of carbon annually to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. But some environmental campaigners criticize carbon removal for allowing continued fossil fuel production.

 

About the Coalition:

The Carbon Capture Coalition is a collaborative group consisting of more than 100 companies, unions, NGOs, conservation and environmental policy organizations. Their goal is to promote policy support for the widespread deployment of carbon management technologies, including carbon capture, removal, transport, reuse, and storage. The Great Plains Institute convenes the Coalition, which includes members from various industries, labour unions, and policy organizations.