What is BECCS and what does it mean for climate policy?

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“There are some reports that say we’re going to need two to three times India’s agricultural land area in order to support the level of BECCS that some of the models are forecasting. That would be catastrophic, that would be catastrophic for the world’s poor…..”

In this episode, Alasdair speaks to Dr Dan Quiggin, Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House  currently researching the implications of using Bioenergy with Capture and Storage or BECCS .

He then asks Ember, Chief Operating Officer, Phil MacDonald [NB after 43mins] for his analysis of negative emissions,  BECCS and Dr Quiggin’s findings.   

They reach sobering conclusions about the potential impact of pursuing BECCS to remove carbon from the atmosphere.