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.
Fellow Noura Mansouri is a fellow in the Climate & Sustainability team under Knowledge and Analysis. She is leading two projects:… Noura Mansouri is a fellow in the Climate & Sustainability team under Knowledge and Analysis. She is leading two projects: (i) The Circular Carbon Economy Technology Roadmaps (CCE-TRMs), and (ii) the Nationally Determined Contributions Implementation Roadmaps (NDC-IRMs). Noura served as the (lead) co-chair of the T20 Task Force on Climate Change and Environment/Sustainable Energy since the Saudi G20 presidency and continued the role under subsequent presidencies including the Italian, Indonesian and Indian G20 presidencies. Dr. Mansouri has over 20 years of research and professional experience including academia, think tank, and international energy company experiences. 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 published extensively and spoken widely on climate change, sustainability, and energy transition.
- Carbon Management
- Nuclear Energy
- Climate Policy
- Energy Policy
Publications See all Noura Mansouri’s publications
Keeping the Nuclear Energy Option Open
To meet the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global temperature rise to below 1.5°C, cost-effective…23rd August 2022
Renewable Energy Development in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: Status, Barriers, and Policy Options
To meet the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global temperature rise to below 1.5°C, cost-effective…6th March 2022