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

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.

Authors

Noura Mansouri

Research Fellow Noura Mansouri is a Research Fellow at KAPSARC, a Research Affiliate at MIT, and an Expert at the WEC. She… Noura Mansouri is a Research Fellow at KAPSARC, a Research Affiliate at MIT, and an Expert at the WEC. She served as the (lead) Co-Chair of T20 Task Force 2 on Climate Change and Environment/Sustainable Energy during both the Saudi and Italian G20 presidencies. Dr. Mansouri has over 18 years of research and professional experience, including working for the Center for Global Energy Studies (London), and the French nuclear company AREVA. She earned her MBA and Ph.D. degrees in sustainability and energy transitions from the University of London. She is the author of the book Greening the Black Gold: Saudi Arabia’s Quest for Clean Energy. Dr. Mansouri completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at MIT. She served as a member of the Zayed Sustainability Prize Review Committee for 2018 and the Selection Committee for 2019-2022, and received the 2015 Women Excellence Leadership Award. She has many publications on climate change and sustainable energy transitions. Noura is a founder and board member of the Saudi Association of Energy Economics.  

Expertise

  • Circular Carbon Economy
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Water-Energy Nexus
  • Climate Change
  • Energy Transition and G20

Publications See all Noura Mansouri’s publications

Alma Alhussaini

Alma Alhussaini

Noura Al-Saud

Noura Al-Saud

Mashael Alshalan

Mashael Alshalan

Maroua Benlahrech

Maroua Benlahrech

Masakazu Toyoda

Masakazu Toyoda

Chairman and CEO at the Institute of Energy Economics (IEEJ), Japan Masakazu is Chairman and CEO at the Institute of Energy Economics (IEEJ), Japan. He is also an adviser to the… Masakazu is Chairman and CEO at the Institute of Energy Economics (IEEJ), Japan. He is also an adviser to the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Accenture, the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES), the Pacific International Center for High Technology Research Center (PICHTR), and the Brunei National Energy Research Institute (BNERI).

Yoshikazu Kobayashi

Yoshikazu Kobayashi

Senior Economist, Planning & Administration Unit, The Institute of Energy Economics (IEEJ), Japan

Radia Sedaoui

Radia Sedaoui

Liubov Yaroshenko

Liubov Yaroshenko

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