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Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) - A Barrier to Climate Protection

A WECF Position Paper


WECF opposes Coal-CCS as it is a high-risk unproven technology that will further increase demand for fossil energy sources and is not compatible with the aim to halt climate change and to create sustainable and equitable societies. Instead of reducing and avoiding CO2 emissions, CCS is being promoted to extend the life of fossil-fueled technologies. WECF recommends that a COP20 decision should be made to support conservation, renewable energy, and energy efficiency-measures that are already available today, and exclude CCS from any UNFCCC mechanism.

The full WECF position paper can be found here.

Johanna Eichermüller
Sabine Bock