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  • Type Think20 (T20)
  • Date 29 February 2020
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Abstract

To meet the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global temperature rise to below 1.5°C, cost-effective measures for accelerated transitions toward greenhouse gas (GHG) neutral energy systems are required. In all plausible scenarios, achieving climate neutrality in the second half of this century while ensuring energy security is a major challenge that cannot be addressed by excluding any technology, as this would restrict flexibility and increase transition costs. Nuclear energy is a proven, mature, and essentially zero GHG-emitting technology that can provide the base-load electricity needed to ensure 24-hour stability in electric grids with an increasingly renewable supply.

Authors

Noura Mansouri

Research Fellow Noura Mansouri is a fellow at KAPSARC, a research affiliate at MIT, and an expert at the World Energy Council.… Noura Mansouri is a fellow at KAPSARC, a research affiliate at MIT, and an expert at the World Energy Council. She is the co-chair of the T20 Indonesia 2022 Task Force on Governing Climate Target, Energy Transition and Environmental Protection. She also served as the (lead) co-chair of the T20 Task Force on Climate Change and Environment/Sustainable Energy during both the Saudi 2020 and Italian 2021 G20 presidencies. Dr. Mansouri has over 18 years of research and professional experience. She earned her MBA and Ph.D. degrees in climate change, sustainability and energy transitions from the University of London and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at MIT. She is the author of Greening the Black Gold: Saudi Arabia’s Quest for Clean Energy. Noura has over 20 publications on climate change, sustainability, and energy transition, and she has spoken publicly on the subject at over 85 events globally.  

Expertise

  • Climate Change
  • Energy Transition Pathways
  • Circular Carbon Economy
  • Carbon Management
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Water-Energy Nexus
  • T20/G20.

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