Rapid emissions cuts will negate need for BECCS, says IPCC

October 8, 2018

Fern welcomes apparent shift from relying on dangerous technological solutions

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on 1.5 degrees has confirmed that Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) is not needed to limit warming to 1.5 degrees, provided that global emissions decline “well before 2030.” Given the multiple negative impacts of BECCS and other large-scale land-based mitigation approaches, Fern welcomes this finding. Fern also welcomes the IPCC report’s recognition of the importance of Indigenous Peoples’ knowledge in tackling climate change.

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