Carbon Capture and Storage
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a category of applications that could provide a critical tool for tackling emissions from industrial sources where there are currently few alternatives.
We work across the politics and policies of CCS, highlighting how it can be a disruptor of business as usual approaches and an enabler of deep decarbonisation. We engage proactively to identify how CCS can contribute to reducing emissions while ensuring its development fits within the ultimate aim of delivering climate neutrality.
Coal is the highest emitting and polluting fossil fuel. Coal use must decline first and fastest to prevent runaway climate change. This requires a rapid phase out of coal use in power generation plus reductions in coal use in industrial processes.
We cooperate with civil society partners around the world to provide analysis, advice, and insight to decision makers and diplomats who are seeking to reduce coal use and accelerate clean alternatives.
Gas is the fastest growing fossil fuel. The transition to a net-zero emissions world is complex, with gas playing an important role in electricity, heating and industry.
We focus on untangling national and international political economy challenges around gas by exploring energy system change, security, financial risk and non-fossil development pathways.
Limiting global heating to 1.5°C – 2°C degrees requires rapid and deep decarbonisation of the global economy.
The necessary transformation provides a large opportunity for a green economy, but also comes with significant social and economic challenges for affected communities. It is essential therefore to ensure that any transition is just and equitable.
Oil currently plays a central role in many parts of the global economy, from transport to plastics, yet its use must significantly be reduced over the coming decades if we are to reach decarbonisation goals.
Disentangling the economy from oil is pivotal to achieving a 1.5°C – 2°C world.