BECCS: A Dangerous Distraction

BECCS: A Dangerous Distraction

A new and largely hypothetical technology called Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) has been getting a lot of attention in discussions on climate change.

While its proponents argue that BECCS is a necessary climate mitigation tool, in reality it is unlikely to work, and it also poses a major threat to human rights. BECCS is nothing more than a dangerous distraction at a moment when the world needs real climate action. Betting on BECCS sets up climate action to fail and violate the human rights of vulnerable communities globally.

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Authors: Kelly Stone
With thanks to: Teresa Anderson, Brandon Wu, Almuth Ernsting, Peter Riggs
Designer: Jenna Farineau
Date published: June 2019
Number of pages: 8 pages