This policy brief calls on the Group of Twenty (G20) governments to support a wide range of climate change mitigation approaches in hard-to-abate industries. It uses the Circular Carbon Economy framework, proposed by the Saudi G20 presidency, as an essential means to a low-carbon future through coordinated G20 efforts towards supporting carbon management technology innovations. This enables cooperation to consolidate efforts in upscaling carbon management technologies, and incentivizes carbon-neutralization across hard-to-abate industries. The socioeconomic shock due to the COVID-19 pandemic offers the opportunity for G20 governments to “build back better“ using economic stimulus packages leveraging CCE for a more inclusive, resilient, and sustainable future.
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.
- Climate Change
- Energy Transition Pathways
- Circular Carbon Economy
- Carbon Management
- Nuclear Energy
- Water-Energy Nexus
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This policy brief calls on the Group of Twenty (G20) governments to support a wide…23rd August 2022
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