Muhammad Al-Aboudi named 'Cultural Personality of the Year' as Shahad Ameen receives youth award    King Salman directs SR1.9bn to be paid to social security beneficiaries during Ramadan    Prince Khalid meets with UK PM's envoy to Gulf region    Palestinian PM thanks KSrelief for Ramadan aid    10 million people in UK receive second dose of COVID-19 vaccine    Video clip showing expats being assaulted is old: Riyadh Police    US immigration agencies ordered to end use of terms 'alien' and 'assimilation'    US warns against travel to 80% of all countries due to COVID-19 State Department 'strongly recommends' US citizens reconsider any travel aborad    Chairman of Libyan Presidential Council Meets with Algerian Foreign Minister    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Condoles Turkmen President on Death of His Father    Oilfields Supply Center's $570m investment in SPARK    In Jeel Tamooh's third edition, BCG experts, 100 world-class Saudi students come together    UAE government adopts 'blockchain' technology in authentication services    Jadwa Investment partners with MHRSD to develop non-profit sector    SRC Obtains Good Ratings From Moody's, Fitch    UAE Announces 1,803 New COVID-19 Cases    National Center for Privatization Hosts Chinese Investors Forum    KSrelief Launches Ramadan Food Baskets Distribution Project in Al-Mahrah Governorate, Yemen    Saudi Stock Exchange Main Index Ends Trading Higher at 10,097 Points    Riyadh Region Governor to Patronize Closing Ceremony of National Cultural Awards Initiative    Russia reports 8,589 New Coronavirus Cases, 346 deaths    India Registers Record 273,810 New COVID-19 Cases    Saudi Press: Saudi Arabia participates in world-wide celebrations of World Heritage Day    Saudi Al-Hilal Defeats UAE Shabab Al-Ahli witn AFC Champions League    Saudi Al-Ahli, Qatari Al-Duhail Drew 1-1    Messi fires Barca to dominant Cup final win    Bayern moves closer to title but Flick says he's leaving    IRTI Report Showcases Sustainable Development Goals for IsDB Member States    Bayern move closer to title but Flick says he's leaving    The importance of legal specialization    Indian actor and environmentalist Vivek dies at age of 59    Alert over shortage of new drugs for 'world's most dangerous bacteria'    Helen McCrory, 'Harry Potter' and 'Peaky Blinders' star, dead at 52    New global compact aims to drive down diabetes deaths, boost insulin access    Welcome to beautiful Ramadan customs    Foundation stone laid for Jeddah Formula One circuit    Laying the Foundation Stone for Jeddah Formula One Circuit    King Salman Center for Disability Research Launches 2nd Edition of its Story Collection (Awareness)    Riyadh Light Witnesses Conclusion of External Artworks    Riyadh Light Turned the Capital into Lights' Aura    Colored Triangles Decorate Conference Building, at King Abdullah Financial Center    Vaccination does not invalidate fasting, says UAE Fatwa Council    It is high time to correct wrong concepts about women's status    Council of Senior Scholars: Muslim Brothers' Group Don't Represent Method of Islam, rather only Follows its Partisan Objectives, Violating our Graceful Religion    Court facilitates young woman's marriage after stripping father's guardianship    Eid Al-Adha Prayer Performed at the Grand Holy Mosque    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers in Arafat Holy Site    Senior Scholars Council Issues Decision No. 246 Regarding Attendance of Friday Prayer and Prayers at Mosques in a Case of Spread of Epidemic or Fear of its Spread    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





UN report calls for scaling-up carbon capture, use and storage
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 04 - 03 - 2021

Trapping and storing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil power generation and industry is needed urgently to achieve carbon neutrality, the UN's Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) said in a report published on Wednesday.
The net-zero emissions goal is crucial to limit global warming, as outlined in the Paris Agreement on climate change, and the technology brief calls for rapid scale-up of carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS).
The process involves capturing CO2 emissions from coal and gas power plants, and from heavy industry, for deep underground storage or re-use.
UNECE said large-scale deployment of CCUS technology in the region would allow countries to "decarbonize" these sectors, thus bridging the gap until "next generation" carbon energy technologies become available.
The report warns that time is running out to deliver the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
It follows the UN secretary-general's message on Tuesday to the Powering Past Coal Alliance summit, where he called on Governments, private companies and local authorities to end the "deadly addiction" to coal.
The brief explores various CCUS technologies and provides an overview of more than 50 projects in Europe and North America.
Scandinavia, the United States and the United Kingdom are leading the way, while smaller nations in the UNECE region are seeking international partners and financing.
Cost is a barrier, the authors note. For Europe alone, an estimated 320 billion Euros will be needed for CCUS deployment planned to 2050, plus another 50 billion for required transport infrastructure.
"Strong political will is needed to make affordable, clean, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all a reality by 2030", said Olga Algayerova, the UNECE Executive secretary.
"As we prepare for the High-level Dialogue on Energy convened by the UN Secretary-General under the auspices of the UN General Assembly in September, UNECE is committed to supporting member States make 2021 the year of real action on energy".
As the quantity of CO2 removal needed to achieve carbon neutrality exceeds the capacity of current CCUS technologies, investment must be viewed in combination with other means to combat climate change, such as deploying low or zero carbon technology and enhancing natural carbon sinks such as forests, wetlands and oceans.
UNECE said "vast geographical storage capacity" will be needed for large-scale deployment of CCUS. Known suitable sedimentary basins in the region have been identified in the UK, the Netherlands and Norway.
The Commission is also preparing a study on potential storage in Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and the Caspian Sea. — UN News


Clic here to read the story from its source.